The People Versus, the captivating 6-piece band hailing from Oxford, has returned with their latest offering, the entrancing single ‘Squares.’ This release marks another milestone in their burgeoning musical journey, following an impressive string of successes that have earned them recognition on renowned platforms such as BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio X.
The band has been gaining momentum with their unique fusion of indie and dream-pop, captivating audiences with their infectious sound. With ‘Squares,’ they’ve ventured into uncharted territories by blending a tapestry of synths, driven piano, and a dark disco beat to create a soundscape that is both melancholic and danceable. At the heart of this sonic experiment lies the enchanting and honest voice of lead singer Alice Edwards.
Inspiration for ‘Squares’ struck Alice during a recent visit to her Welsh roots, where she spent several weeks amidst the vast landscapes of Penygader. This time away from the digital world sparked thoughts about the potential consequences of a complete digital apocalypse. ‘Squares’ revolves around the idea of sending your final message, your last words, to someone you love, especially in this digital age. In a world suddenly devoid of internet connectivity, these digital messages would remain as ghostly echoes in the ether.
Since their formation in 2019, The People Versus have been on an upward trajectory. Their journey began with early support from BBC South Today Live News and BBC Introducing. Over the years, they’ve also earned recognition at international film festivals and secured the title of Richer Sounds artist of the week. 2023 has seen the band’s star continue to rise, with premieres on BBC Radio 6 by Steve Lamacq and on Radio X by John Kennedy.
The People Versus have a knack for attracting devoted fans to their unique brand of “museum-pop” and have a history of genre-straddling musical appeal. Their live performances have been nothing short of electric, with past tours alongside The Joy Formidable and appearances at events like NXNE in Toronto. Notably, they sold out two of their hometown shows in Oxford to raise funds for their ventures. They also played to a sold-out crowd at The Lexington, showcasing their latest work.
With their ever-evolving sound and a growing fanbase, The People Versus continue to gain support from tastemakers and build their reputation as a band to watch. ‘Squares’ is another testament to their prowess in crafting infectious, genre-blurring songs. It’s a thrilling time for The People Versus and their dedicated followers as they continue to break new ground.