Armed with a rolodex of infectious guitar riffs and a scathing sense of humour, Sydney sweetheartsÂ Safety FirstÂ today deliver their new singleÂ Haircut.
Formed around the idea of rose-coloured stardom, Haircut is as charming as it is witty – showcasing vocalist Lexi Greenâ€™sÂ insatiable appetite for storytelling through vicarious lyrics and a soundscape that keeps you guessing at every corner.
â€œI built the lyrics around a celebrity persona – MY celebrity persona – the song was kind of a joke really. I LOVE pretending to be famous, because I just thrive off being the centre of attention, except Iâ€™m also very introverted and shy at the same time,â€ Lexi laughs.
â€œI feel like I can see through the glamour and maybe actually being a celebrity wouldnâ€™t be that great, even though I suppose itâ€™s the end goal of being a musician. Maybe that could be what Haircut is about, if itâ€™s about anything.â€
Recorded at bothÂ Parliament StudiosÂ withÂ Phan SjarifÂ and at guitarist Zac Olsenâ€™s house, the song had humble beginnings, with guitarist Tom Polden and Lexi originally building its foundations at home.
With each member of the band bringing their own flavour to the song, Haircut began to take on a life of its own, incorporating vocal stacks to create a chant-like chorus that begs for an iconic sing-a-long moment.
â€œHaircut was the first song Tom and I wrote together, when we were living together in Marrickville. I had just woken up late in the afternoon and I could hear a gentle guitar riff coming from the next room,â€ says Lexi.
â€œIt was enough to motivate myself to get out of bed and shyly knock on Tomâ€™s door, where we jammed for a while over some of his ideas. He showed me the opening riff of Haircut and for some reason â€˜whyâ€™s being successful so hardâ€™ was the first thing to come into my head.â€
Having already charmed audiences with singles,Â Exactly Like MeÂ andÂ Diary Entry, Safety First are a band quickly on the rise, embracing a unique mix of personalities that shine through each memberâ€™s instrument. With a slew of new music set for release in 2023, Haircut is a stylish slice of whatâ€™s to come.
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Thanks to Habit Music Company