Ahh, don’t you just love it when you hear a song and it gets stuck in your head for days? That’s what happened with me with Club Beirut’s debut single Something New (which gets my certified bop approval.)
Announcing they were releasing a new single, I had a feeling that it would be another pop banger that would live in my head. Guess what? I was absolutely right and I’ll happily admit that.
The One That Hurts is nothing short of a synth-pop dream. Let’s start off with a catchy guitar riff and then low and behold, the synth kicks in. The message is loud and clear. It says: ‘We are Club Beirut and we’re saving your lockdown’ – and the chorus hasn’t even played yet.
Hailing from Fife, Craig and Fraser are no strangers to the music scene. In their previous bands, they have scored some pretty impressive support slots playing for: Catfish and the Bottlemen, We Are Scientists, Pigeon Detectives, and the Scottish Beyonce that is Lewis Capaldi. They bring their creative geniuses together to produce this burst of absolute euphoric indie-pop.
I don’t wanna be the one that hurts, and you could never take that away from me.
I’m pretty sure that if we could have festivals this year, it could easily be one of your tracks of the weekend. Picture it; glorious sunshine, pints in hand, dancing away in the summer sun with your best pals. For a follow up to their debut, it’s a strong one. If you find yourself singing to the chorus by the second time you’ve heard it, don’t worry because once isn’t enough. Remember the name Club Beirut, these lads are going places.
Do yourself a favour. Press play, have a dance about your bedroom, living room or kitchen and if the neighbours catch you, tell them about this song and band.