White Flowers, the young enigmatic band from Preston, have today shared the video for ‘This Is Not’, the second track to be taken from their forthcoming 4-track EP of new tracks for Tough Love having previously shared ‘Are You’.
Talking about ‘This Is Not’, the band said:
‘This Is Not’ is a song about daydreaming your way out of mundane, claustrophobic situations. As with the rest of the EP, the retrofuturist architecture that adorns our home town has influenced the sounds of the song – beautiful yet grating, comforting yet overwhelming. The lyrics explore the helpless feeling of being stuck in a dead-end situation, whilst also finding new freedom within such a state. To accompany the EP, we have also produced a zine, which can only be purchased at our live shows in May. This has been a way for us to further explore the themes that inspired the songs on the EP and to present our own photographs, drawings and writing in an alternative visual form.
‘Are You’ EP is a sonic and aesthetic collage drawing deeply from their environmental and social surroundings. The songs on the EP may at first seem delicate and beautiful, but closer listening reveals dark undertones and dry humour fuelled by the frustration of feeling trapped with no way out. Driven by this sense of claustrophobia, the duo have sought to create a form of escapism outside of their physical and geographical limitations.
The EP will be released on Friday May 13th 2022 digitally and as a limited edition cream vinyl 12”. You can pre-order the EP and find further details on the tour dates here.