Out now from Brighton shoegazers Sloe Noon: ‘Underwater’.
This song is off our upcoming self-recorded EP ‘Embassy Court’, named after the Brighton seafront building all the songs were experienced and written in. It is the darkest song from the EP reflecting on anxiety and depression. The verses describe that feeling of wanting to dissolve into somebody else, so you don’t have to feel the way you feel anymore, depending on others for emotional stability and the self-loathing that comes with that. The chorus was written after someone said to me ‘what as small world we live in’, but I felt really overwhelmed with existential angst that day, so it just expresses that momentum of feeling totally lost and small by invalidating that statement. Concepts of underwaterness and drowning are the imagery for these dark feelings, especially since I’ve always lived by the sea this holds greater symbolic meaning. Towards the end of the song it gets harder and harder to breathe and finally there is one last breath before going under.