Fightmilk are set to release a second track from their forthcoming second album with digital single ‘If You Had A Sister…’, out 4 September 2020 via independent record label Reckless Yes.
Setting out more quietly than previous offerings the single builds toward a tumble of drums suddenly centred after holding back through the verses while crunchy yet melodic guitars underpin a strong vocal line full of yearning. It is absolutely recognisable as Fightmilk’s winning brand of pop, but with darker undertones and carefully delivered explosions of their frenetic energy. Comparisons to Diet Cig, Wolf Alice and Upset are well deserved here.
About the single, the band said, “We put ‘If You Had a Sister…’ together during our first practice with Healey, which seemed like an incredibly good sign. I don’t think any of us expected it to come out sounding all that different from a regular Fightmilk song, but the more we worked on it, the less it seemed to need.
“It’s a bit slower and quieter than the fast guitar pop of the last album, and it’s about all kinds of dark things – but if there was ever a time for songs you can do ominous slow dancing to, it’s 2020.”
The single is the second track to be taken from the band’s forthcoming second album. Initially due for release in 2020 the album has been delayed by coronavirus and is now set for an early 2021 release.
Listen to ‘If You Had A Sister…’ – BELOW: