Lou Price reveals new single “Figure It Out” second track from Swimming Tapes singer’s debut solo EP Parkside Grooming – out 16th July via Hand In Hive
Today (Wednesday 9th June) Lou Price is sharing a new single in the shape of “Figure It Out”.
The second song from his debut EP Parkside Grooming – out 16th July via Hand In Hive – features backing vocals from Zoë Mead (aka Wyldest) and is accompanied by a nocturnal new video shot in the area Lou wrote the EP by Babysweet (Sivu, Luke Sital-Singh, Bears Den).
Watch the video for “Figure It Out”
The Bangor, Northern Ireland singer explains :
“Figure It Out” marks a slight change in approach for me lyrically compared to previous avenues, in that I suddenly felt more comfortable putting down more personal experiences, feelings and thoughts rather than inventing a metaphorical dreamland or character.
It was written in March 2020 in a moment of anger and confusion about the chaos and blatant mismanagement of the pandemic by those in power and about how epidemically narcissistic our society has become (probably around the time toilet-roll-gate was going on…). Musically it happened very organically, I wrote the general progression on my acoustic one morning and finished the full demo in time for dinner. One of those nice times where a song almost falls out of the sky and into your lap.
Following a trip to Japan for two packed-out shows in Tokyo at the start of 2020, Swimming Tapes suddenly found themselves, like most bands, unable to write and perform together. This stifling of creative output drove him to start putting songs together himself; something he had done in partnership with his band-mates and best-friends for many years.
The result of this isolation is Parkside Grooming – a collection of songs which see Price fall further in love with Neil Young and George Harrison and wear his heart on his sleeve, allowing himself to push past barriers and become far more personal with his songwriting. Across the EP, he touches on the breakdown of his parents’ marriage when he was a child (“Caroline”), anger and confusion about the government response to the pandemic (“Figure It Out” / “Hit Me Up”) and the financial stresses and strains of living in London as a artist (“Hang Tight”).
Revisit previous single “Love Can Pass You By”
Parkside Grooming 16th July // Hand In Hive
Figure It Out
Hit Me Up
Love Can Pass You By
Parkside Grooming multi-store