Bristol punks The Pleasure Dome return with new single 'Pretty Picture'.
The band teamed with producer Theo Verney to construct the track, which presents a radical collision with self-love.
Sometimes realising your own positive aspects can be an intense - almost confrontational - experience, and this comes to the fore on a raw outburst from the four-piece.
'Pretty Picture' belts out of the traps, with its barely contained energy surging into personal spaces; frontman Bobby Spender sings:
“Maybe I’m a narcissist / Maybe I can’t see / That all my best traits / Are my insecurities...”
Discussing the lyrics, Spender comments...
"Self love is important. It's important for our mental health, our relationships and even to our dreams and ambitions. Sometimes you wonder if anyone will love you, first love yourself. 'Pretty Picture' is inspired by everything from the nursery rhyme, 'Mary Mary Quite Contrary' to Show Me The Body, Metronomy's album 'Nights Out' and The Beatles the song 'Taxman' - it presents the idea of people's desire to share their lives on social media, with their superficial sand castles soon lost to the scrolling tide."
"Their carefully crafted content is gone in a moment - does this impact the self, is it healthy, is personal social media contrary to the reason we do it? It explores these ideas of narcissism by looking inwards at the self, the way we give meaning to our own image based on our experience, how we can be blind to aspects of our personality which are clear to others."
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Jackie Palms
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