Hull band LIFE have released new single ‘The Drug‘ which is from their forthcoming third album North Eat Coastal Town set for release on 19 August via The Liquid Label. The track was premiered on Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio6Music show and follows previous singles ‘Friends Without Names‘ and ‘Big Moon Life‘.
Vocalist Mez Green expands on the track:
“’The Drug’ is a love song. I wrote the lyrics in the cold mountains of Italy before taking them into the room with the band: ”The Drug I needed has always been here, the drug I needed has always been near”
is, for me, realising that loved ones and those that love you, no matter where you are, can always be present. I’d never really believed this before and whilst this purity is at the lyrical heart of the song musically the band decided to inject flecks of dance, pop, harmonics, and dirty pulses to give the song drive, repetition and jerk-ability.”
LIFE have also released a video for ‘The Drug‘ featuring various artists and friends from the creative community within Shirethorn House; a commune of artists who have taken residency in the derelict building in Hull’s city centre. The film is a Stew Baxter and Luke Hallett production.
LIFE have a number of live dates including as one of the supports for Pearl Jam at Hyde Park on 8 July, their own instore shows at independent record stores in support of new album North East Coastal Town, and European and UK tour dates in September and October. For full details please see here.
North East Coastal Town Tracklisting:
1. Friends Without Names
2. Big Moon Lake
4. Almost Home
5. Duck Egg Blue
6. Shipping Forecast
8. Self Portrait
9. The Drug
10. Our Love Is Growing
11. All You Are