Sadness and Complete Disappointment have returned with their new single GRIP which features on their upcoming EP GBH.
The single is accompanied by a cinematic music video which finds the band caught in a rose-tinted psychedelic roadtrip with a dark side.
Speaking about the single guitarist and vocalist Meg Mehta explained, “[it is] a track about the internal struggle of being a creative soul living in this capitalist hellscape. It’s the ol’ adage of there being two wolves inside of everyone – and yup – there are two wolves that live inside of me. One of the wolves wants to earn money and keep myself and my family fed and safe, the other wolf just wants to play music and take mushrooms. This song is about cognitive dissonance in the highest degree, and convexly the back and forth that our little primitive beings face while being affronted with a constant barrage of future shock. On the one hand I am seeing if I can find my Tesco club card to save £1.60 on my kilogram of frozen edamame beans, and on the other hand I am moved to tears by the sheer unbridled beauty of the midsummer sunset in the ancient valley I grew up in. In the end, the world is a beautiful place to be (if only we could sack off our jobs).”
New EP GBH is due for release on 3 November 2023. The EP promises, according to drummer and lead vocalist Esmee Baker, to deal with sadness and a glimmer of hope. “We are all crushed by depression pretty much day in and day out” she elaborates, “and this EP is apparently what happens when you put four people who are really sick of living in one room together with some instruments they can just about play. Thematically, very on brand, our main thing is sadness – but with a glimmer of hope (which will inevitably at some point lead to disappointment). The first producer we approached essentially said we were too shit to tarnish his name with, but this ended up being a blessing in disguise as Will from Goliath Sound took us on and was a total dreamboat.”