Slaves Discuss Their New Single And Heavier Sound

Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent from Slaves in concert. Photo by Tracey Welch/REX/Shutterstock (9264524v)

Slaves have shared info on the new material they’ve been working and it’s going to be heavy.

Slaves are planning on releasing a new single in the next couple of months and they’re planning on taking their sound in a new direction. In an interview with NME, they gave some hints about what we can expect from the upcoming single.

“It’s a song we wrote during the sessions for the last album, but it’s heavier. It was a beat that I wrote on a computer as a grime beat, but we covered it to turn into something live and organic with Isaac rapping and shouting over it. It’s different to what we’ve done before but we left it off the album consciously because we wanted it to feel like it had a uniform flow to it and no weird moments that didn’t sit right. It was important for the album to be an album. This is heavy.”

They also revealed some lyrical details about what the new song is going to be about:

“It’s about the mundane, masculine man in who sits on a barstool in his hometown doing nothing but tell everyone that he knows all the locals. He’s that sad character that we all fear being. There’s a small town mentality that it’s so easy to get locked into. I’m sure everyone experiences it when they go back home for Christmas. There’s a bleak outlook you can get when you don’t go out and experience the world.”

There’s no confirmed release date of the single yet but they’ve promised it will arrive “definitely before March”.