Fresh from making a big impression as guests on Tom Grennan’s European tour and gracing the cover of FAULT Magazine, alt-pop trio Flawes today share their brand new single ‘Satellite’. It arrives as the June 9th release of their new album ‘One Step Back, Two Steps Forwards’ approaches and follows the band’s recent singles ‘Tears Won’t Show’, ‘Is It Any Wonder’and ‘Don’t Blame Me’.
In ‘Satellite’ vocalist Josh ‘JC’ Carruthers’ delivers the purest of love songs with a very personal touch. Fittingly, a song about a love that stretches to the stratosphere and beyond also stands out due to a space-inspired sonic motif, a pulsating synth which sounds like a space shuttle’s radar. It creates an enticing off-kilter edge to the song’s brooding, alt-pop balladry, which presents a different sound to the zesty tracks which have preceded it. Watch the lyric video HERE.
JC says, “‘Satellite’ is probably the most straight-up love song that we’ve ever written, it even references my proposal to my now wife in the second verse. With the production we wanted to create an atmosphere that felt like you’re listening out in space and used manipulated experimental guitars in the intro to achieve that.”
‘Satellite’ was written by Flawes with SHELLS and the track’s producer Toby Scott (Ella Henderson, Felik Jaehn).
The single provides further evidence that Flawes have levelled up with ‘One Step Back, Two Steps Forward’. Its maximalist style unites the creative synths and bass-heavy rhythms beloved of alt-pop. But it’s also rich with time-honoured songwriting that brims with melody, high-rise hooks and sheer motion as well as the undeniable musicianship of a band with a background as session musicians for name artists. It’s energisingly direct too, as the band make each moment matter, heightened the immediacy of every song with a lean, straight-to-the-point attack.
‘One Step Back, Two Steps Forward’ is available to pre-order or pre-save HERE