Returning with their second single of 2023, Balancing Act’s next offering, ‘Rabbit Hole’, allows Balancing Act to stroll further down the new sonic route they discovered with their previous release, ‘Before I Shoot’.
Produced by Richard Woodcraft (Radiohead, Paolo Nutini), Jackson Couzens (guitar) shared:
“We worked again with Richard Woodcraft in West London. He’s a bit of a wizard in the studio, he always has a new sound or a weird technique up his sleeve to make the process exciting. It’s always such a pleasure working with him.”
“We wanted to showcase another side to our writing with ‘Rabbit Hole’. ‘Before I Shoot’ felt polished and mature and we wanted to dive deeper into that territory. We explored some different sounds and grooves which excited us and took the track somewhere new while still having something familiar that makes it Balancing Act.”
Kai Roberts (vocals) expanded on this insight:
“We loved producing this because it’s the first time we really had to battle with a song. The place it ended up is so far from where it started and we’re so happy about that. It became the next single because we’re very passionate about pushing our boundaries on what we can achieve as a band. It has this pop feel to it but ultimately is pushed by its alternative noir layers and textures, on which we had spent hours perfecting. There was a point where we felt really disconnected and down about the song, but with time, we really fell on something stunning.”
Roberts gives us a superb mature vocal delivery over the chilled chorus affected guitar and an urgent thrum of bass. The band have moved into a grown-up style of songwriting that doesn’t rely on hooks to grab the listener but instead shines with addictive textures and tones mixed with good solid song craft. All ending in a sonic wall of delight.
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Balancing Act’s debut headline tour
Fri 6th – London, Oslo (16+)
Thurs 7th – Manchester, Deaf Institute (14+)
Fri 8th – Bristol, Crofters Rights (18+)
Sat 9th – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge (18+)