Only The Poets have shared new song ‘Crash’.
The band breezed back into London recently, playing a couple of exhilarating shows to frenzied fans. Clash photographer Yasmin Cowan met up with the group, gaining inside access to Only The Poets and their world.
Re-visit that feature in the Clash archive.
New single ‘Crash’ keeps Only The Poets moving forwards, a song about being at war with yourself. The taut lyricism is matched by the edgy sound, with the band working alongside Olly Burden (The Prodigy) and Tylr Rydr (Ashnikko, Girli, Cassyette) in its construction.
King Ed produces the song, which dials into the scorching energy of those Only The Poets live shows.
Tommy from the band says…
‘Crash’ is all about battling with your own emotions. The times when you feel everything is going great in your life, but somehow you latch onto the negatives, like it’s too good to be true. We wanted the track to have elements of calm and chaos to reflect the concept.
King Ed brought the song’s conception and meaning to life during the production process; he allowed us to encapsulate our vision of those moments of calm through sparse and electronic-inspired verses, before being plunged into short bursts of band-focussed chaos through the song’s most energetic moments. Dan Grech finished the process by bringing punch and clarity with his amazing mix.
Tune in now.