A year on since the release of their debut album, Clean Cut Kid have unveiled the first taster for album two, with single ‘Emily’.
Since 2017, Clean Cut Kid released their debut album, had a member leave and now already prepping the world for their follow up to Felt. After teasing on social media that a return was on the cards, the Liverpool trio dropped their new single ‘Emily’ on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1 on Thursday.
‘Emily’ is a retro track, creating memories of the 80s with the throwback style in the hooks. The band stick to the saying that “if something’s not broke, don’t try to fix it”. What has worked for the band on their first album and early EPs, shines on the new single too.
Singing about seeing someone suffer from depression and wanting to reach out, frontman Mike Halls, urges “Emily” to reach out and take comfort in the friends around her. ”You feel lost and alone, like the only one who knows this… Feels like sadness I know, but it’s not sadness at all it’s…” is sung lowly but followed emphatically with “there’s a hole in your heart, there’s a hole in your heart…”. The song shouts out, you’re struggling now but you’ll be ok.
It’s a beautiful song and a welcomed return. Topping it off, the band are hitting the road across the UK later this year. While the band aren’t set to return to Ireland on this tour, they’ll be starting the Give Love Tour in Glasgow and culminating with a homecoming gig in Liverpool at the Arts Club.
Check out the full tour dates below.
Listen to the new single ‘Emily’ from Clean Cut Kid below.
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