BLOXX Releases New EP “Pop Culture Radio”: Streaming
- London-based alt-rock band BLOXX released their second EP “Pop Culture Radio” along with a new music video for the title track on August 11, 2021.
It is their first project since the debut album “Lie Out Loud”, which was released in August 2020.
The EP comprises of 4-track, including preceding singles Magnet” and “Everything I've Ever Learned”, produced by Rich Turvey. The band created the EP during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Frontwoman Fee Booth told DORK about the EP, “Well this is purely a lockdown, home studio adventure that me and producer Rich Turvey did over the course of a few months. It was interesting because this is sort of the first time we're releasing something we haven't played out yet! It's quite a tongue in cheek EP about the trials of life, it's about pop culture, and the things that we as humans experience day to day in this modern era! There's a song I wrote on there called “Emily” which is about the trials of addiction and that's another thing we've all had to deal with at some point or another.”
The accompanying music video for “Pop Culture Radio” was directed by Red Tubby. Also, the song received its first play during BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds.
- BLOXX explained track-by-track for the EP.
“Everything I've Ever Learned”
“The last two years for me have been very difficult, with health scares and anxiety hitting the roof. This song was really important in my journey to stop trying to understand everything, and to just accept the cards you're dealt and make it work for you. It taught me to keep holding on, even when your grip is loose. The depth of what it means to me as a person is so crazy for just a four-minute piece of music. It faces the trials of life, and everything that you wish you'd have been taught before having to face it all brutally, in the real world. It's basically a self-help song, it's for everyone that needs to hear it. 'You should learn to hold on, it's not the end of the world.'”
“Other than having the best bass riff I ever wrote, 'Magnet' is a bit of a juxtaposition. It tackles both the opposite attraction of magnets (South to North Pole) and the way the same two poles will repel against each other. It's about being always “pulled” apart by someone and the way you clash, but always want to keep trying.”
“There's a song I wrote on there called “Emily” which is about the trials of addiction and that's another thing we've all had to deal with at some point or another.”
- source : Apple Music