Slum Sociable return with emotive new video in ‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’
Melbourne duo SLUM SOCIABLE have revisited our airwaves and dropped some bonus visuals for their new single ‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’, ultimately hinting that their forthcoming debut album is still definitely a thing.
The dreamy jazz-driven pair first charmed us with their debut release, ‘Anyway’, before quickly cascading their unique panache of swelling and amorphous tones into their delicate TQ EP in 2015, which earned them a pretty ace international reception. After some time touring and frolicking around the festival circuit, Slum Sociable returned last year with ‘Name Call’ in prolepsis of their debut album.
‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’ sees Edward Quinn and Miller Upchurch move away from their former sound in favour of down-tempo and expansive tones. This latest composition presents an amalgamation of their own washed-out/ lo-fi style with lush synth motifs and poignant vocals, creating a pulsing ballad that is permeated with candid and heavy sentiments.
The lads shed light on this emotionally-charged new single, explaining:
“’Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’ is about trying not to be shallow. It touches on elements of regret, of losing someone because of it and accepting the responsibility of your actions. It’s introspective, but written for anyone to be able to relate to and hopefully help come to terms with their own similar situation.”
The track is also accompanied by a stunning video, baring a confronting visual enactment that dreamily exemplifies the emotive nuances of the track. Bold, chromatic colours and a pertinent sequence of obscured images and visual effects demonstrate Upchurch’s emotional constraint, while still leaving room for the listener’s imagination and individual interpretation.
Word through the grape vine insists that Slum Sociable‘s currently-untitled debut album will be out later this year through Liberation Music, and it certainly seems like these guys are brewing up something.
If you’re in Melbourne or Sydney, you can catch some tangible tunes this Thursday and Friday. Tickets are available through Slum Sociable’s website, and you can check out the details below.
Thur 27 July – The Curtain Band Room– Melbourne
Fri 28 July – Lansdowne Hotel – Sydney
Words by FREYA DINESEN