“Seems like 5 minutes ago, we were both sitting on high. Drunken starlings on our perch, promising ourselves the sky. Singing songs of self belief, about pretty boys who never die.”
This lyric grab is just one of many imaginatively spun narratives that have been woven in to John Joseph Brill’s latest single Kings; another solid, provocative cut to be taken from the Merseyside musician’s upcoming EP False Names, which will be released on 3 June.
“Kings is about youthful idealism. The sense that you’re invincible, that there is no way that life will pan out any differently from the way you’ve always imagined,” says Brill about the follow up to his EP’s title track. “I think there’s a beauty in that enthusiasm even if it’s invariably never quite that way.”
The new EP arrives off the back of Brill’s 2015 debut set Pieces and recent slots performing at The Great Escape and Dot to Dot festival. Building with raw intensity in to a crushing chorus, Kings is an evocative piece of brooding storytelling, pieced together like a perfectly fitted jigsaw over shuddering lo-fi drums and searing guitar riffs.
One to watch without a doubt.