Heavy blues duo The Picturebooks, aka Fynn Claus Grabke [vocals, guitar] and Philipp Mirtschink [drums] have just released their brand new single, ‘I need that Oooh’, taken from their forthcoming album, Home is a heartache, which drops in March 19th via Another Century Records.
Of the track, the pair say, “We were on a European tour and stopped at this very remote rest area in Wales to grab some food and to take a break, when Fynn had the idea for the song. The first thing he had was the line ‘I need that Oooh,’ basically meaning ‘I need inspiration and motivation’ — which was exactly what we needed at the time because we had been on tour for such a long time at that point. The rest of the song was written at the rest area without any instruments. Fynn was humming the guitar and melody, improvising lyrics, of which we kept 80%. Phillip was planing out drums in his head, various iPhone recordings were made right there and then. When we returned home, we went straight to the studio and finished the song in just a few days.”
I need that Oooh is this seething, seering guitar blues, it’s primal but melodic – singalong in a Royal Blood kind of way. There’s menace about the stuttering accompaniment in the verses, which somehow makes the guitar sighs in the chorus sound even more euphoric.
Check it out, here