Chester band Peaness‘ first new music in two years isn’t a tribute to the humble hash brown, but a soundtrack to accompany Britain’s (potential?) exit from the EU. With its delayed release coinciding with the somewhat confused state of politics at the moment, the band have now shared their new single ‘Breakfast’. Of the track, the band explain: “We’ve released this… as Britain says goodbye to the European Union and faces the future alone.”
And ‘Breakfast’ really does feel like a break-up song. You can hear the sadness in the melancholic vocals and slow, rhythmic guitar. But it’s weirdly uplifting too; it’s so personal, honest and relatable that you feel like Peaness have got inside your head, stolen your thoughts and added them to a jaunty tune. By the time the chorus hits, you can’t help but join in.
“I’m not really sure exactly what they’re hoping for,” they sing, “I’m not sure they knew what they were in for.” Well, neither are we. But, if the world ends in a couple of weeks, at least we can show solidarity and have a bit of a shimmy to this.
‘Breakfast’ is out now, stream on Spotify. And catch Peaness live at Indietracks this summer:
26th – 28th July – Indietracks Festival, Midland Railway, Butterly
Artwork: Akbar Ali
Photo Credit: Asupremeshot