This is the final song from the album we’ve been uploading in dribs and drabs. I still haven’t come up with a title for it, and we’re nearly done writing the next one. Oops.
New Normal is a song about heavy sadness: what if everybody feels the same and we’re too scared to say it? Musically I can hear R.E.M., Gin Blossoms (especially “Hey Jealousy”, one of my very favourite songs) and the big guitars of early Suede, and vocally I’m definitely trying and failing to be R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe.
In this modern and exciting social media age it’s very difficult to share this kind of thing: the last time I posted a link to our music on Facebook it was shown to exactly two people, because Facebook hides any content it thinks it can sell as an advert. So if you like this or any of our other songs I’d appreciate it if you could share it with others. Thanks.