Viruette Turn Towards Storytelling on ‘Call Me Annabel’

The band's sophomore single is now available on streaming platforms

Viruette have shared their latest single ‘Call Me Annabel’.

Hailing from Boston, the band are tapping into the struggles of 21st century dating, a quirky snapshot of attraction, seduction and longing.

‘Call Me Annabel’ is a direct hint towards the band’s indie-rock influences, lending itself to the UK’s alternative post-punk scene. One can hear the echoes of King Krule, Grizzly Bear, Fontaines DC and Cymbals Eat Guitars throughout, all the while remaining distinctly personal. Contrasting woozy guitar melodies and synths over explosive drums, the track embraces harmonised vocals to create a dynamic and unique listen.

Viruette is the creation of Harry Bee, George Heffernan and Andrew Ring, an exciting venture that sees the band arrive at their sophomore single. With plans to release their debut album next year, ‘Call Me Annabel’ is a definitive step, settling the group into their discography as they make plans for their first tour.

The band comment: “The song is a character study in which a conflicted narrator is deeply sceptical toward, yet nonetheless infatuated by the object of his desire, Annabel. The couple meet, but the falsity of it all is well-understood by the narrator, who is in the odd position of yearning for someone who he suspects to have shown him little more than artifice.”

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