As hype continues to grow for his new and exciting studio album ‘Before The War’, Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Pete Beat looks to cement the core meaning behind his latest record with its title-track. Taking influence from the pre-war 1930s sound, ‘Before The War’ aims to create a mirror image of the state of the world then and now. Focusing his intentions on the blissful naivety many felt at the time, his new single is about finding that happy glimmer of hope once again before things begin to fall apart. About the song, he said, “This is a song for peace, with the message that remote wars we in the West see on TV may eventually roll around to our shores.
Watch the lyric video here: Pete Beat – Before The War – Lyric video – YouTube
“A certain section of people complain about refugees coming into the country, without really considering what they would do in their shoes. Would they all really stay and fight? I doubt it. “A lot of those people also vote for governments who continue to bomb remote countries, or who sour international relations, increasing the likelihood of widespread war in the future. “The style of the music is inspired by the British dance band sound of the 1930s, a period before WWII which has some parallels with today such as the rise of right-wing nationalism. “Hopefully I’m wrong and the title of a future song will be “All Is Well In The World”.
Pete Beat’s new single ‘Before The War’ is out now, with the new album of the same name arriving on the 16th April.