English Teacher’s ‘Song About Love’ Amplifies Their Pop Ambitions

Kicking off the year in style...

English Teacher returns with new single ‘Song About Love’.

The band’s excellent EP ‘Polyawkward’ lit a fire on its release last year, sparking a flurry of hype. Clash caught up with the Leeds newcomers, and went deep with one of the most-tipped indie ensembles in the UK right now.

Dan Carey produces new single ‘Song About Love’, which is out now on Speedy Wunderground. English Teacher’s first statement of the year, it amplifies their pop ambitions, while retaining the lyrical bite of their earlier work.

A performance finessed by the energy of those epic live sets, ‘Song About Love’ bursts out of the traps from the very first note. Lily Fontaine explains…

It’s a pop song about doing chores instead of doing someone else, and how even songs with social or political themes that analyse contemporary discourse, rather than lyricism about tired themes like romantic love, still come from a place of love, or lack thereof. 

The final record is one of the first takes we did in the studio, thanks to the atmosphere Dan and Speedy create to work in. It was a relief to finally get into the room and discuss our music and music in general; what came out the other end certainly couldn’t have happened in another space, with another producer or on another day.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Pozuelo

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