Tuesday 21 September 2021

Chartreuse - Feed Be Fed

Photo Credit – Pooneh Ghana

Taken from their forthcoming ‘Is It Autumn Already?’ EP, Out 19th November, Chartreuse return with their ethereally stunning new single Feed Be Fed. Earnest and bittersweet, it's melodies reach far beyond their echelon as they meander through the track's ever changing percussive pace. Having long established a rich and dynamic sound, their latest effort only goes on to solidify their place in this emotional territory with another fine and established work of art. Speaking about the new single vocalist Hattie Wilson explains, "Feed Be Fed is about being stuck in a cycle and the idea that just because something is convenient doesn't mean it's the right thing to do. I'd been on the contraceptive pill for a few years and became aware I was experiencing it's side effects on my mental health, which seem to be widely pushed under the rug. I knew something was up and tried to speak to my nurse about how I was feeling which just resulted in frustration, the view was that it couldn't possibly be the pill making me feel unwell, so I researched it online and spoke to friends & realised my experience wasn't rare. It still took me years to come off it as I'd gotten used to feeling the way I did". 

"When I finally did come off it I wrote the line 'Feed Be Fed, Be Hungry' in my phone notes which is where it stayed for a few weeks. Then when I was ready I sat down one afternoon and the rest just flowed. We then all worked on it and arranged it but it took a while to get right and really settle on the best way to serve the song.   It was born out of frustration that I wouldn't get that time back but is full of hope and relief that I felt like me again". Take a listen for yourselves below alongside its accompanying one-shot drone visual filmed in the Lake District with award winning director Joe Connor.

Live Dates: 
25th September         Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol
26th September         Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham
3rd October            Sound City, Liverpool 
16th October           Live At Leeds 
17th October           Wild Paths Festival, Norwich
13th November          Stag and Dagger Festival, Glasgow
14th November          Stag and Dagger Festival, Edinburgh
30th November          The Lexington, London 
29th November          Green Door Store, Brighton
1st December           The Cluny, Newcastle
3rd December           Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
7th December           Upstairs at Whelan’s, Dublin


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