When Palma Violets split back in 2016 – and subsequently broke our collective indie hearts – Chilli Jesson had to step back and think about the future. Confronted with fears and anxiety about what was to come, he picked up a pen and began writing tunes for what would soon become Crewel Intentions.
Releasing their debut song “Youth In Overload” earlier this year, they’re now back with the triumphant “Cruel Intentions” (nothing to do with Sarah Michelle Geller, don’t worry), and it sees Chilli continue this journey of personal discovery that he found himself in post-Palma.
“I had these recurring thoughts of two gun slingers, turning and firing at one another but both were me, I could either be dropped by my own bullet or move on.” Chilli says of the track. “The tune ‘Cruel Intentions’, more simply put, is about confronting fears rather than drowning in them… So at the start of the tune I wanted this feeling of isolation as I felt alone at the time of writing it. Leaving a band is like what leaving a long term relationship must feel like you’ve spent years with people you love and then wake up alone. It’s scary. But as the tune builds it becomes more embracing there’s life beyond, adventures ahead, it’s a kind of realisation of finding yourself and as it says within it: ‘I’m alive.’ The gunslingers have turned and walked away.”
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