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LIFE – The Drug

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Life return with their latest single ‘The Drug’, the third off their album ‘North East Coastal Town’. This single sees the band lean further still into the more intricate textures and subtle idiosyncrasies that they explore on the new record. With punchy, biting vocals and angular, dynamic guitar work, the track carries the band’s much-loved trademark hook-heavy sound.

LIFE is a band anchored by the city of Hull – Its geography, history, and community have always inspired their creativity and with this new record they pay homage to their beloved city and its folk.

The Drug is a love song I wrote the lyrics in the cold mountains of Italy before taking them into the room wit hthe band.”The Drug I needed has always been here the drug I needed has always been near” is ,for me realising that loved onees and those that love you ,no matter where you are can always be present .I’d never really believed this before and whilst this purity is at the lyrical heart of the song musically the band decided to inject flecks of dance, pop, harmonics and dirty pulses to give the song drive.

Hull and the surrounding area runs through our DNA and has shaped us, weathered us, empowered us, embraced us and made us feel accepted.┬áThe album is an ode to kinship and relationship with its musical and lyrical spine picking out themes of love,beauty,horro,chaos,pride and most inportantly the sense of belonging. It’s a reflective body of work dedicated to people and place and tose that have alwways been there and made us feel like we belong. Upon writing and recording this album it was important to us that this sense of belonging wa salso reflected in the album’s craft and therefroe we used locally based studios, equipment, gear and the community around us to establish what it means to belong in a North East Coastal Town. – vocalist Mez Green

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Written by: Tara

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