This was the first single we released off the EP, and is probably the most 'dynamic' track of the release.
In a live setting this song is the most fun to play, the energy it generates seems to feed back into the audience a lot of the time and it's a great closer of our set.
Lyrically, the clue is in the name to be honest! It's kind of a self reflection on how I know I screw things up but that's just how it is. No frills, just honesty.
2. The End Game
This along with 'Blush' is one of the oldest songs on the EP. Both of those we're close to being on our last release but we kept them for this one instead as they suit the sound we were going for a little better.
The end section to this song is one of my personal favourites to play live, again for the energy.
Lyrically, this song is a typical song about past relationships. Not complaining about them though, more so just accepting there's a reason that things end, it doesn't matter who's fault it is.
3. Walking Contradiction
Again, the theme of this song is pretty self explanatory. It's another self reflection on what I'm like as a person, and how it feels like my own mind contradicts itself. This is shown in the lyrics themselves, as each line is a contradiction of itself.
Another one of the older tracks, this one's a bit shorter/faster and is what we like opening the set with. The lyrics again follow the general theme of self reflection. The whole EP was written in the same way really, where Sam comes up with a riff or section, records a demo, and we take it to practice and beef it out and add parts to it. This is the way we've always done things and seems to work alright for us!
5. Good Old Days
My personal favourite, this track is slightly different to the rest of the EP, with a more raw 'grungey' kind of vibe to it. We didn't want to mess around too much with little extras and just wanted a more stripped down song. We actually only finished writing this song a week before we hit the studio to record the EP, but it's still the one I enjoy playing most.
6. Fit For A King
The final track is also probably the most 'pop punk' sounding song, which will appeal to fans of our previous EP. This was one of those songs that just seemed to fall into place on it's own, and didn't take a huge amount of time to write. The general feeling behind the song is one of independence, doing your own thing, etc.
Monster Under The Bed is out on the 15th of June! Check out the the video/single for Underperformer below:
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