Pizzagirl shares ‘by the way’
Final single taken from new album ‘softcore mourn’ – out this Friday (July 16th) via Heist or Hit
Liverpool alt-pop icon Pizzagirl releases downbeat, acoustic-guitar lead new track ‘by the way’ today, the final single from upcoming album ‘softcore mourn’ – out July 16th via Heist or Hit (Her’s, Brad Stank, Eades).
In contrast to previous singles ‘car freshener aftershave’, ‘bullet train’ and ‘sugar ray’ – a string of surreal electronic indie-pop-bops -’by the way’ showcases the other side of the record. More low-key, it represents the tracks built around acoustic and unadorned guitar and piano. This is reflective of the amount of himself Liam Brown has put into the album.
Whereas on past releases he’s jumped between different characters and costumes, hiding behind fictional stories to relate semi-autobiographical sentiment – on ‘softcore mourn’ the filter lifts. As Liam himself explains in his own idiosyncratic way:
“softcore mourn is only a few moments away now, so here’s one last single for all you romantically hopeless hopeless romantics out there . “by the way” is what it’s called by the way, I think it’s one of my favourites. it’s bleak, it’s insecure, it’s morose, all my finest qualities. A love song about that game show Jeopardy, embracing my back fat and being a couch potato in a world of fries. unhappy listening Internet, and hope you like the new album”
These sweeping and reflective tones initiate the immediate alluring ambiance, with the melancholic-infused melody and the meaningful lyrics- this is the arrangement which feels so personal and so deep. A songwriter with this crucial ability to create such complex ensembles with honest words that will connect to so many. Once again pizzagirl crafts this compelling composition filled with delicious pop hooks, addictive melodies, and this vital lyrical course that delivers this realm of reality, intimacy, and lashes of emotion yet delivered within this joyous wealth of upbeat textures. Another track to prove the album we are longing for will be filled with greatness. When the album drops this Friday, the release will leave such a promising impression.
Pizzagirl has earned acclaim across the board with a persona that is part surreptitious hit maker and part clinically-out-of-it TV host veering dangerously off script. The Guardian, The Independent and The Sunday Times have offered broadsheet credibility, and indie titans in NME, DIY and DORK, as well as documenters of style and culture at The FADER, VICE, Clash and The Line of Best Fit have offered championing words.
On the airwaves a host of DJs have labelled themselves fans, including Annie Mac and Gemma Bradley at BBC Radio 1; Lauren Laverne, Shaun Keaveny and Radcliffe & Maconie at BBC 6 Music; as well as Travis Holocombe at KCRW.
As well as solo tours through the UK and Europe, he’s been invited to play at SXSW, Live At Leeds, The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City and more.
Tour Dates – Tickets Link
7th August – Rivfest, Warrington
13th October – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
14th October – Lexington, London
15th October – YES Basement, Manchester
‘Softcore Mourn’ Track-Listing
- Softcore Mourn
- Car Freshener Aftershave
- Al Pacino
- Bullet Train
- By The Way
- Your Flat Earth Brother (In The Blades Of Grass)
- Golden Ratio
- Sugar Ray
- My Favourite Restaurant
- Download The Pain