‘Forget What You Want’
Bam Bam Records
We featured Eades’ last single, the subversively amazing ‘Same Guy,’ in May. ‘Forget What You Want‘ is their second single in advance of their début ep, Microcosmic Things, which is out on 10 July. Deeply influenced by the original post-punk/new wave sound of New York City in the late 70s/early 80s, Eades give us a skittery, jumpy track with ‘Forget What You Want.’ The drums skip and dance, the bass flutters, and the guitars are all Elvis Costello, skittery, shimmery, and high on the treble.
The lyrics were written by frontman Harry Jordan with a good friend of his who has struggled with addiction and rehab in the past couple of years. This unnamed collaborator says:
It’s about a malcontent mind, who whilst trying to sleep, without the distractions of day to day life, gets caught up in an abstract etiological search for the root of all his current problems. The chorus refers to how dark moments are often more formative than happy times: you simply experience and enjoy happy moments, whereas dark moments can linger, stew and twist you irrevocably.
Drawing as well on Don DeLillo’s Underworld and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, there is this dystopic feeling, this existential dread in the vocals that undercuts the music, which, despite its jumpiness, is looking for brighter days ahead. I am looking forward to the release of Microcosmic Things.