In a hauntingly catchy new offering , London/Glasgow alt-art-rock trio Dama Scout return with their first new track in over three years with ‘dan dan bub‘. Continuing to push boundaries, the band’s comeback track stands with its own sense of creative gravity, putting weight in the boots of art-rock and indie-pop, while still exerting its own fresh footing.
Minimalist percussion kicks off the track creating an expansive soundscape for vocalist Eva Liu to dance across. With an effortlessness disposition that feels like its own affirmation, the lyrics of “dan dan bub’ wreak of emotional exposure and a personal journey of rebuilding. Rawness not only is captured in its poignant lyrics, but throughout Dama Scout’s entire captivating instrumental. Weary, abstract sounds trickle in and out, embodying discomfort and the urge to move as ‘dan dan bub’ pushes on.
Despite the psychological weight, ‘dan dan bub’ carries an unspoken confidence to it, sonically reminiscent of fellow art-rockers Piney Gir and St. Vincent. It is certain that Dama Scout have not skipped a beat, but ripened with their time away. This latest offering is both exploratory and comforting as it takes you on its inward path.
‘dan dan bub’ is out now via Hand In Hive.
Photo Credit: Danny Grant