Tuesday 27 September 2022

Divorce - Checking Out

Credit: Meadow Florence

With huge pop sensibilities, Hand In Hive signees, Divorce return with their catchy new single Checking out. Coinciding with the release of their latest effort, the Nottingham based newcomers have also shared details of their forthcoming debut EP ‘Get Mean’, arriving December 2nd. Discussing the origins of their track, Cohen-Towell explained: “The track was written when a group of musician’s friends and I did a songwriting exercise, the challenge being to write five songs in five days. I think it was maybe the 4th day of the process and I wanted to write something that was as far away from myself as possible, I was tired of my own personal narratives. I’ve always loved dramatic country and western ballads and a major inspiration for the track was country-singer Marty Robbins, who writes the most intense ‘gunfighter ballads’, which are bordering on slap-stick in their incessant violence and all-American heroism. I wanted to flip that on its head by having a female narrator who feels justified in her heinous act because those gunfighter ballads make you root for the underdog anti-hero, even if they are behaving completely irrationally —that’s a running theme in country music I think. ‘Checking Out’ is satirical and humorous, whilst getting into the head of a person who has been pushed too far and had enough of mistreatment in a relationship (although I don't condone murder!)” Take a listen for yourselves below.

Divorce are Tiger Cohen-Towell (Vocals, Bass), Felix Mackenzie-Barrow (Vocals, Electric Guitar), Adam Peter Smith (Electric Guitar) and Kasper Sandstrøm (Drums).


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