Goodness gracious me! Our Slowly Slowly fellas keep delivering hit after hit, this time with their newest single ‘Longshot’. They tease another glimpse into their impending new album, Daisy Chain, and being their fifth LP, their sonic progression is exciting to witness. The record is out everywhere on November 4 through UNFD.
On the new single, Slowly Slowly frontman Ben Stewart shares:
“Longshot is about putting all your eggs in one basket. It’s about that feeling of semi-detachment where you feel replaceable in your own life whilst clinging to some hope there’ll be a win on the horizon.
If you scrape the surface, I guess it reads like a middle finger to a 9-5 where you’re paying off someone else’s mortgage, but at its core I feel it’s about believing in yourself and sticking to your guns – you might as well put it all on red as we’ll blink and it will all be over soon enough. Everything is stacked against you in modern society, it wants to fall in line and lose that part of yourself, but I truly believe everyone has a creativity about them that makes them feel like the main character in their lives, not just a supporting role. I guess this song is about listening to that little voice, even when it’s hard”.
Of the track itself, think youthful energy, 90s music video vibes, and sweet emo lyrics. There’s a riff that will 100% become so recognisable, and it’s repeated throughout just underneath the perfectly punctuating drums. With swirling choruses and Stewart’s now signature vocals, surely ‘Longshot’ will be an album highlight.
And they’re heading on a regional tour from next week! Grab your tickets here.
Words by Ebony Story @ebonyrose.s
Stream ‘Longshot‘ here
Pre-order Daisy Chain here
Slowly Slowly – Daisy Chain tracklisting:
1. Daisy Chain
3. Turn It Around
4. Forget You
5. Nothing On
6. Achilles’ Heel
7. Hold My Breath
11. Moving Trains Feat. Dashboard Confessional
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