With their forthcoming self-titled debut album on the way, PREP are continuing to tease us with the second single from the album “Carrie”. Starting off with honky-tonk piano vibes, the indie-pop tune quickly erupts into upbeat keys and bright drumbeats for a light-hearted and hopeful tune. Weaved in-between the funk-tinged electronica guitars is a hidden message of melancholy, with vocalist and frontman Tom Havlelock’s crooning vocals taking us through a hazy dreamscape.
Speaking on the meaning of the song, the band said, “This was one of the last bits of recording we did for the album – the lockdown strings from North Macedonia. We were video linked up to the conductor, looking from behind his visor out over this enormous, beautiful 1970s radio studio with 16 string players spread over the area of a football field. The song is pretending to be a lot happier than it is. It makes me think of someone sitting down a bit drunk at a pub piano, trying to turn all the shit they’re going through into a hazy singalong.”
Teasing the upcoming album, the band said “It’s a complete representation of them” with elements of whimsical pop and soul weaved in for contemporary indie-pop sound. Having worked with the likes of AlunaGeorge and Kasabian over the years, the band are not new to this and we’re expecting great things from their debut album out 30 October.
Check out the tune below…