Hull outfit LIFE have shared a new single from their forthcoming album A Picture Of Good Health entitled ‘Bum Hour’.
It follows the announcement of their highly anticipated second album, along with a recent A-listing on BBC 6 Music for ‘Hollow Thing’ and a blistering BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale session for Jack Saunders.
Speaking about the new single frontman Mez Green said the following, “‘Bum Hour’ is the isolation when you shut your door. Bum Hour is about not being at ease on your own. Bum Hour is ‘that’ pattern and routine broken.
Listen to ‘Bum Hour’ by LIFE on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
Green continues, “It’s the need to live again in that moment as you watch the bars buzz from your lone-parent window. Your only comfort, your saviour, your little boy in his bedroom. You find yourself scrolling through your phone an act of self-harm and torture. Your mates are out – you lie down and sleep.”
‘Bum Hour’ is the third single to be taken from LIFE’s new album. Produced by Luke Smith (Foals) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts), the band home in on a bigger and more focused sound whilst also channelling the lyrical content inwards.
Whereas the band’s debut album Popular Music was broadly political, the new album takes a more personal approach with beguilingly honest and brave lyrics that are bold in both sound and feeling, whilst also retaining the core DNA of their previous material.