Following the recent announcement of their highly anticipated third album –‘North East Coastal Town’ – LIFE return today with “The Drug”, the third single to be unveiled, which sees the band lean further still into the more intricate textures and subtle idiosyncrasies that they explore on the new record. With punchy, biting vocals and angular, dynamic guitar work, the track carries the band’s much-loved trademark hook-heavy sound.
The accompanying video (directed by long-term collaborator Luke Hallett & drummer Stewart Baxter) features various artists and friends from the creative community within Shirethorn House; a commune of artists who have taken residency in the derelict building in Hull’s city centre.
Speaking on the new single vocalist Mez Green says: “The Drug is a love song. I wrote the lyrics in the cold mountains of Italy before taking them into the room with the band. 'The Drug I needed has always been here, the drug I needed has always been near' is, for me, realising that loved ones and those that love you, no matter where you are, can always be present. I'd never really believed this before and whilst this purity is at the lyrical heart of the song musically the band decided to inject flecks of dance, pop, harmonics, and dirty pulses to give the song drive, repetition and jerk-ability.”
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