The Beths have produced a joyous track which suggests is poured out from the heart. ‘Expert in a Dying Field‘ is the latest single and title track from their forthcoming third album set for release on 16 September via Carpark Records. Elizabeth Stokes stirring vocals are as glorious as they are emotive. She sings:
“I can close the door on us, but the room still exists, and I know you’re in it”
“How does it feel to be an expert in a dying field? How do you know it’s over when you can’t let go?”
The simplicity and yet the cleverness of the lyrics are their joy. Elizabeth speaks of the knowledge of a person learned during a relationship, and asks where does that all go if it ends? Its one of those keen observations that you wonder why has it not been made before. As Elizabeth explains:
“I really do believe that love is learned over time. In the course of knowing a person you accumulate so much information: their favourite movies, how they take their tea, how to make them laugh, how that makes you feel. And when relationships between people change, or end, all that knowledge doesn’t just disappear. The phrase ‘Expert in a Dying Field’ had been floating around my head for a few years, I was glad to finally capture it when writing this tune.”
With the album Expert in a Dying Field, The Beths wanted to make an album meant to be experienced live, for both the listeners and themselves. They wanted it to be fun both to hear and to play. There may be reference to prickling anxiety throughout the lyrics, plus the fear of change and struggle to cope, but The Beths will no doubt give us an album to help share these traits of the human condition that we all experience. Their glorious pop hooks, harmonies and indie rock will bring a smile to all of us. The album Expert in a Dying Field is set for release on 16 September via Carpark Records.