What a year it was for Spunsugar. Among the most promising acts to emerge from Scandanavia in 2020, after a raft of glorous early singles drew plaudits from all quarters of the English press the Malmo-based trio released debut LP" Drive-Through Chapel". Kicking off what will be a even bigger year for the gothgaze dreamers, here's the release of their new single ”(You Never) Turn Around".
As Oscar Wilde once put it “There is no romance without tragedy” ”(You Never) Turn Around" is synthwave melodrama about the great tragedy of lukewarm indifference. Like Alvvays covering Gary Newman, and ever so macabre – this is Spunsugar remember – it's the trio at their most unashamedly flamboyant. Sad never sounded so spectacular.
"A little less steel, a little more silk: that was the mantra when "(You Never) Turn Around" was recorded. It’s the final song in a trilogy about being in a relationship with a person who’s emotionally unavailable ("Time Enough at Last" and "Dial Up Tone” from the debut album are the first and second parts).
The lyrics are inspired by a hazy memory of a film. In the film the theory goes that when they say goodbye but turn to look at you one last time, you know it’s love.
Make no mistake, this is a true Spunsugar song, so you’re guaranteed a meaty rock song. But this single is pop: dreamier than previous releases and crisper in its construction, with a compelling intro, groovier tempo and the sort of singalong feel that your granny might appreciate. Spunsugar might be accused of having sold our souls, but that don't bother us. We never had one to begin with.” Spunsugar
Te track is produced by Joakim Lindberg and Martin Nilsson at Studio Sickan. The same Jocke that product the debut album and Martin that is member of the acts Need For Speed and RA.
“Celestial Shoegaze” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Listen out for nods to Joy Division, Duran Duran and The Cure” - The Independent
“The trick to making good shoegaze is getting the blend of sugar and steel exactly right, and that’s something they’ve nailed” - NBHAP
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