Wunderhorse Premieres New Song “Girl Behind The Glass” on BBC Radio 1
- London-based singer-songwriter Jacob Slater's project Wunderhorse premiered a new song “Girl Behind The Glass” on BBC Radio 1's Future Artists with Jack Saunders.
Jacob Slater is better known as frontman of British rock band Dead Pretties. But he left the band in 2017.
Jacob Slater said, “I was tired of having to get up on stage and pretend I wanted to throw myself around and smash things up every night and sing these intense songs. They were good songs, but I didn't think we'd be able to transition into doing the more introspective music that I wanted to make. I thought it would just alienate people.”
He started his new project Wunderhorse and released the debut song “teal” in 2021.
The new song is taken from their debut album “Cub”, which is set to be released this Friday (October 7th).
It was written by Jacob Slater and Kevin Jones.
Jacob Slater told Apple Music about the song, “Again, this was a last-minute thing that came together pretty much the day before we went to record. I'd had the riff but didn't have any words. When we played it together, it sounded really heavy, and we thought, 'Yeah, this is a good one.' It was one of the few that wasn't fully formed. You don't have an end goal that you're trying to achieve; you just see where it takes you, which is really exciting. I wrote it about an old friend of mine who had a few problems with addiction. I don't like sitting down and going, 'Oh, I want to write about me.' I find other people more interesting.”
- The debut album comprises 11-track. Jacob Slater said, “I stopped taking drugs and I stopped the band. The two things seemed to go hand in hand. I thought if I carried on with the band, I wouldn't be able to not keep doing that to myself. There's the old myth that you need to take a load of drugs to be really creative, but I was much more creative when I wasn't taking drugs. I wanted to love that part of myself again and I wanted to fall back in love with music again.”
Photo by Piran Aston
Background photo by gabe drechsler
- source : BBC Radio 1