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  • Porij Announces Debut Album “Teething”, Premieres New Song “My Only Love” on BBC Radio 1

  • Manchester-based alt-rock band Porij, consisting of Scout Moore 'Egg' (vocals), Jacob Maguire (guitar), James Middleton (bass) and Nathan Carroll (drums), has announced that their debut album “Teething” will be released on April 26, 2024 via Play It Again Sam Records.

    The album comprises a 11-track, which draws as “an admission of vulnerability”.
    The band lead singer Egg said of the album, “In that time [of writing the album], I felt like I was really insular. I was writing a lot of poetry day to day, and I'd just moved to a new flat. I knew we had this deadline, and I became slightly nocturnal, walking around at really odd times in the very early morning writing lyrics.”
    From the album, the band premiered a new song “My Only Love” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
    The song is the second single off of the album, following the release of “You Should Know Me” last October.
    The track was written by Jacob Maguire, James Middleton, Nathan Carroll, and Scout Moore. Produced by David Wrench and Porij.
  • Egg said of the song, “I went to see 'Dancing at Lughnasa' at the National Theatre and was completely struck by a moment in the closing monologue which has the line 'Dancing with eyes half-closed because to open them would break the spell.' This felt so fitting to how I was immediately dealing with the conflict I was experiencing. The power of succumbing to denial felt particularly inviting.”
    Egg continued, “Over time the lyrics settled and this song anchors on the thoughts in the bridge saying 'I don't know if this will be my forever love but it's my only love for now'. It's easy to put pressure on a long term relationship but through this song I remembered to enjoy each moment and not take things too seriously.”

  • The accompanying music video was directed by Maxi McLachlan.
    Director Maxi McLachlan explained about the video, “I came up with the idea that I wanted to show Egg travelling between snapshots of love between real couples, friends and lovers, jumping in and out of photos. I didn't want the video to be cynical at all, there's plenty of work exploring our photo-taking obsession (especially in the age of smartphones), I wanted this to just celebrate the joys our modern access to cameras can bring us.”
    They added, “My hope is that it gives anyone that watches it a warm, nostalgic, fuzzy feeling and makes them remember some special people. Lord knows there were plenty of them involved in the making of this!”

    Photo by Jesse Glazzard
  • source : BBC Radio 1
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