Nottingham risers Divorce have shared new song ‘Checking Out’.
The band cut a dash on their debut single earlier this year, with new EP ‘Get Mean’ set to land shortly. Ahead of this, the four-piece have shared another preview, with new single ‘Checking Out’ online now.
An urgent return, it sluices aspects of country through their indie-punk template, with those nagging melodies lingering long in the memory.
Matching a sense of the classic with their own helter-skelter originality, the track darts out of the traps with a real sense of venom.
The band’s Tiger Cohen-Towell explains…
“The track was written when a group of musician’s friends and I did a songwriting exercise, the challenge being to write five songs in five days. I think it was maybe the 4th day of the process and I wanted to write something that was as far away from myself as possible, I was tired of my own personal narratives.”
“I’ve always loved dramatic country and western ballads and a major inspiration for the track was country-singer Marty Robbins, who writes the most intense ‘gunfighter ballads’, which are bordering on slap-stick in their incessant violence and all-American heroism.”
“I wanted to flip that on its head by having a female narrator who feels justified in her heinous act because those gunfighter ballads make you root for the underdog anti-hero, even if they are behaving completely irrationally — that’s a running theme in country music I think. ‘Checking Out’ is satirical and humorous, whilst getting into the head of a person who has been pushed too far and had enough of mistreatment in a relationship (although I don’t condone murder!)”
Tune in now.
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