Slowly Slowly, the Melbourne indie faves have released their brand-new albumÂ ‘Daisy Chain’Â out today via UNFD and itâ€™s their unveiled their most ambitious and uninhibited selves yet. Itâ€™s the dichotomy betweenÂ ‘Daisy Chainâ€™s’ content and delivery that madeÂ Slowly Slowlyâ€™s fourth album even possible to release. In it, the bandâ€™s grimmest and most sorrowful lyrics to date arrive neatly wrapped in some of the most adventurous, unhinged and unabashed tunes of their career. Itâ€™s a new sound singer-songwriter Ben Stewart says was a complete necessity for lifting the project off the ground â€“ he simply couldnâ€™t have handled the heaviness of these songs otherwise.
The resulting record is one thatâ€™s equally as profound as it can be a party starter. It melds the raw with the boisterous expertly and offers its listener moments of deep reflection and healing among other anthemic, no-holds-barred sing-alongs.Â
Standout lyrics speak to Benâ€™s confrontations with himself in the mirror. â€œIâ€™m stubborn at the best of times, am I gonna end up alone?â€ he cries during Hold My Breath in the midst of a relationship break down, meanwhile he concedes â€œIâ€™m a thousand weak layers of crazy insaneâ€ on the recordâ€™s closer Papier-Mache; a comparison he makes of himself as thin layers of paper, seemingly strong from the naked eye, but weakly holding it together to save face.Â
Much like the full album, its title track carries the overarching theme of living in total acceptance of our broken and multi-faceted selves. It encapsulates an ethos shared by the majority of ‘Daisy Chainâ€™s’ songs â€“ that life and our growth as humans are not linear.
Self-produced by Stewart alongside mixing duties by UK heavyweight Jonathan Gilmore (Wolf Alice, The 1975, Nothing But Thieves, Beabadoobee), ‘Daisy Chain’ carriesÂ Chamomile-days sensitive sadness and wordplay lathered in refreshing pop sensibilities. Undoubtedly their most complex yet well-rounded piece of work to date.Â
Beloved for their charm, emphatic rock and significant songwriting prowess,Â Slowly SlowlyÂ have swiftly become airwave and festival favourites, performing at the likes of Full Tilt, Splendour In The Grass, Party In The Paddock and Good Things Festival over the years. And with appearances alongside the likes ofÂ Red Hot Chili Peppers,Â Amy Shark,Â Ocean AlleyÂ andÂ The Story So FarÂ under their belts since first unveiling their debut single back in 2015,Â Slowly Slowly‘s live shows have become as equally revered as their ability to fuse levity with the profound. Never ones to sonically stagnate,Â ‘Daisy Chain’Â is ultimately yet another addictive addition to theÂ Slowly SlowlyÂ repertoire, and one entirely ready to be shouted along to in a live setting.
‘Daisy Chain’ IS OUT TODAY (FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER) – STREAM HERE
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