It's a scuzz pop burner that deals with anxiety...

Newcastle based project Spelks share new single 'The Happy Places'.

The song is spearheaded by Jonathan Sabiston, and it amplifies their scuzzy guitar pop template.

Reminiscent of Guided By Voices in places, it's an off kilter return, with lyrics that tackle anxiety.

Spelks look back to generations past, and find that this nostalgia for something outwith their own life can be rather soothing.

Jonathan Sabiston explains...

"'The Happy Places' is about agoraphobia. Something I have dealt with, to varying degrees for the best part of ten years."

"The song, lyrically took inspiration from watching old family holiday videos, that I am lucky enough to possess from the 1960s. Seeing my grandparents in the early stages of starting their family, seemingly care free and so happy. Although I know they had their own worries, it just looked like such a nice place to be."

"That place and feeling felt out of reach, beyond the limits of my anxious bubble. So I starting thinking about the pursuit of happiness from our internal reserves, as opposed to searching for it through the usual streams."

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