We’re really excited to release our new single – “The Boy Who Never Cried” this Friday at midnight.
The song is really playing on the notion that boys don’t cry, when really we really fucking do. Our frontman Hughie Hunter wrote the song at a sad time but also a time full of new experiences that were very exciting – the start of our experience at Hills Road Sixth Form College, where we all met for the first time. The title is admitting immaturity and the lyrics of the whole song fixate on the notion that he may never be happy again, when really he was totally wrong and right now he feels the happiest he’s ever felt. He leaves us with this song and this message: “Never give up hope people, life’s shit but life’s the best.”
We briefly mentioned the production of this song in an interview with you a few months back (preserved on the video below). Since the first opportunity after the initial lockdown, we’ve been pouring our heart and soul into this song, sending it back and forth trying to perfect it. Finally, we think our musical child is ready to see the world.
This song is about breaking free from the shackles of a lost lover. What better way to start the new year than to portray the bittersweet taste of freedom in its carnal form? Our very own frontman – Hughie Hunter wrote this song himself, with compositional additions from our Guitarist (Josh Tingley) and our masterful Drummer and Producer (Will Smith). This is to go without mentioning the tear-jerking level of progression we saw in our bassist, Sully Bishop, that we saw over the course of recording this tune.
We feel a great sense of honour and excitement to share this with the world. It’s a song about vulnerability, which is the best way I can think to describe the process of debuting a new record. Above all else, Don’t Trust Them Whales!
Thanks so much for everything you’ve done for us, helping us get to this point. The support from Repeat Records means the absolute world to us, as it does for a huge number of bands in the Cambridge community.
Best Wishes and Godspeed for the New Year,
Here’s to a peaceful and powerful 2021
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