With their fourth studio album, Datura, scheduled for release on 14 October via SharpTone Records, Boston Manor have dropped another single following on from ‘Foxglove‘ and ‘Passenger‘. This one release, titled ‘Inertia’, is a highly emotional song with a dark, night time cry type feel. And you know what? Boston Manor do the moody, emotional, dark and dangerous songs so very well. Seriously, this is a song you could bawl your eyes out to, and simultaneously dance to while wine drunk.
Vocalist Henry Cox says of the meaning behind the track:
“Inertia is a love song I wrote for my wife, the support of whom has guided me through some of the darkest times in my adult life. The partners of touring artists are often forgotten about. They have to spend months alone without the person they love whilst we fly around the world with our friends. They comfort us when we’re home sick, cheer us one when we win, and console us when we lose. Often they can be a lifeline to our friends and family, a bridge back to the real world. To me, my wife is many things, home being one of them. This record is about a darkness in my life and the end of the album marks the exit from it. Without her, that never would have been possible.”
In more news about the album – it’s the first of two parts! Perhaps encouraged by the reception of their 2021 EP DESPERATE TIMES DESPERATE PLEASURES, the slight modification of format and releasing two shorter albums that are connected is a super interesting piece of content/art. We are 100% here for it.
Listen to ‘Inertia’ again, won’t you? The mood you’ve just been submerged in is inspired by Cox drinking too much during the height of the pandemic and the dark nights and darker mornings that followed.
Do I have this on repeat while writing this? You betcha cotton socks baby. Am I probably gonna go and have a cry while watching the visualiser? Yeah…
Words by Ebony Story @ebonyrose.s
Pre-order/pre-save Datura here
Boston Manor – DATURA tracklisting:
1. Datura (dusk)
2. Floodlights On The Square
6. Shelter From The Rain