Teddy Clarke returned with his first single of the year ‘Broken Design’ on the 3rd of February, a commentary on trying to come to terms with the insanity of the world.
Written with collaborators Analog & Digital, ‘Broken Design’ encapsulates Teddy’s feelings towards the current state of the world. The song details the world’s seemingly continuous descent into chaos and madness. Lyrics such as ‘Show of hands does a sense of danger loom, I turned my phone off to ignore it’ and ‘Take me out of this place, I feel like I am losing my mind’ highlight the struggle of knowing if everything we’re being told is factual or just creating more confusion and world-anger.
Discussing the track further he states: “I think the world is in a pretty crazy state at the minute. Everywhere you look there seems to be something more insane and scary than the last. I think it’s really hard to decipher how much of what we’re hearing is purely factual. A big inspiration behind ‘Broken Design’ is the scaremongering from the media which seems to have been a catalyst for questioning how much of what we’re being told is true. I personally find it very hard now to believe what I’m being told by the media and politicians as a couple of months later everything seems to be backtracked.”
Teddy first started writing music in his early teens after being exposed to artists like David Bowie, Radiohead, Ben Howard and Don Mclean, who inspired him to write meaningful lyrics that he could resonate with. In 2018 he began working with producers Analog & Digital who are his sole collaborators and share a love for cinematic sounds.
Clarke has received support from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and various online publications which have described him as ‘authentically unapologetic’ and ‘profound, provocative and thought-provoking’.
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