The Last Dinner Party Premieres New Song “My Lady of Mercy” on BBC Radio 1
British indie rock band The Last Dinner Party, consisting of Georgia Davies (bass), Lizzie Mayland (guitar), Abigail Morris (vocals), Aurora Nishevci (keyboard) and Emily Roberts (guitar), premiered a new song “My Lady of Mercy” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The song is their third single, following “Nothing Matters” and “Sinner”.
The track was written by Abigail Morris, Rhys Downing, Georgia Davies, Aurora Nishevci, Emily Roberts, and Lizzie Mayland. Produced by James Ford.
The accompanying music video was directed by The Last Dinner Party alongside Harv Frost and Dora Paphides.
“'My Lady Of Mercy' is about being a girl,” the band said in a statement. “A girl looking up at a painting of Joan of Arc for the first time and thinking that she looks so brave and so beautiful that she wants to kiss her. And maybe she also wants to kiss the girl who stands next to her in the school choir.”
- The band continued, “We are expanding the world of The Last Dinner Party to encompass a darker, heavier atmosphere. The lyrics explore the anguish of a teenage crush that can only be described through the bloody, carnal language of religious experience, as the soundworld takes cues from Nine Inch Nails, PJ Harvey and Roxy Music.”
Aurora Nishevci told Clara Amfo about the song, “I think it started knowing that we wanted to get to a chorus like that, because it's the heaviest song in our set, like the sort of aggressive and visceral. I just think it's fun to have a song, but like really switches up emotionally and sonically so that's kind of what how that happened.”
Abigail Morris continued, “So it's basically it's not one person. It's kind of an amalgamation of women in my life. Starting with sort of like the first girl I have had had a crush on at school. And it's kind of all about, you know, growing up in a Catholic school with that with those rules on you. Instead of pushing them away kind of taking in those that imagery of martyrs and saints and using that to kind of reclaim your own idea of your sexuality. And that's kind of the crux of it.”
Photo by Cal McIntyre
- source : BBC Radio 1