February has arrived quite quickly this year, but all is forgiven because it also brings a new Slowly Slowly song! ‘Nothing On’ is on the dance/pop spectrum of Slowly Slowly’s sound, and feels mellow and effortless while staying faithful to the band’s heartache-tinged storytelling.
Produced by frontman Ben Stewart and mixed by acclaimed UK producer Jonathan Gilmore (The 1975, Wolf Alice, Nothing But Thieves, beabadoobee) ’Nothing On’ serves as the first taste of new music from the band this year, and we’re excited.
On the track, Stewart explains:
“With this song I really tried to push the margin out on what is considered to be the Slowly Slowly wheelhouse. After I had finished writing the music I knew I needed something that was furiously addictive, but I didn’t want to lose the depth of songwriting the band has grown to be associated with. I rested on something that had a few layers — at a glance it’s frivolous, topical even, but I wanted to create the option to dive a little deeper for those wanting to listen more closely.
This song is about the world stopping and getting the chance to repair things that had gone unsaid or been swept up in the everyday, for some time. I was locked up in a house and for the first time was forced to look at what I had become — how I’d lost the fun side of myself. It’s a nod to the bittersweet nature of the last 2 years, it’s been so difficult and yet such a period of growth. Most of the music I’ve written in this period has an upbeat feel to it in a desperate attempt to remember that feeling. I don’t think I could have handled writing a bleak sounding record and so this song, like many to come, detail very complicated, painful situations housed in fun exteriors. Even if you choose to just scratch the surface, ‘Nothing On’ is highly addictive — we have been listening to it for months now and we’re still not sick of it.”
But that’s not all! This single comes with a long awaited Australian tour. Are you salivating? You know I am, and I’d be grabbing tickets here right now.
Written By Ebony Story @ebonyrose.s
Slowly Slowly Nothing On Tour
Friday April 29 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Friday May 7 – Princess Theatre, Brisbane
Saturday May 14 – The Forum, Melbourne
Friday May 20 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Saturday May 21 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
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