Following a successful string of single releases, South London indie-pop outfit Little Grim have returned with ‘Silence’, their unforgettable new track that fuses penetrating lyricism and psychedelic riffs with infectious, floor-filling beats. The band have been picking up momentum with notable radio play from BBC 6 Music, and have had ‘Silence’ featured as the ‘track of the day’ on BBC Introducing.
The song is accompanied by a powerful new video directed by David Ranson, which paints a dark but beautiful image of city life and personal struggle. It follows an intoxicating experience of a London teen fighting back against a cheating partner and predatory commuter aggression, making for an at times uneasy watch, but one with a particularly empowering message.
‘Silence’ is a hazy slice of smooth dream-pop about the pressures of modern life, Joe Murphy (lead singer) shares his thoughts: “We are proud to release this film, as we feel it encapsulates so much of the song’s meaning in a powerful way. It’s an overwhelming strain when you’re feeling attacked by constant pressure and the noises inside your own mind; it can make you feel like the loneliest person in the world, especially living in a city. To anyone who feels this way, you’re not alone.”
Collaborating in the studio with producer Brett Cox (Jack Garratt, Tusks, Vök), the band have pushed their production into a surprising new territory that takes the nostalgic vintage swagger of their earlier records and laces it with electronic beats and relentless basslines.