After a huge 2020, Manchester-hailed group Larkins are back and they’re putting us straight into our feels with their new offering “if + when”. Gently easing us in with a delicate piano production, the group slowly create a warming single, bringing in a heavy heart-pounding bassline and automated voice notes. Exploring the brink of self-destruction and the end of a relationship, lead singer Josh Noble delivers a heart-wrenching performance on the song, pouring out every bit of emotion on every beat.
Speaking on the single, Noble explained, “This song is my apology. It’s me taking ownership and describing my failures as a friend. Around 6 months ago, during lockdown, I received a call to say someone I was close with had been missing for a few days and I was asked whether I knew their whereabouts. I had this horrible feeling that I would never see them again. After a night of searching, someone found them in a bad way in a place they should never have been. I was totally crushed and spent weeks reflecting on whether I’d done enough. I spent a lot of time reflecting on how selfish people can be, especially boys, and how we must get better at talking to our friends. It’s about us seeing the signs and being open to having honest and hard conversations.”
Set to be a part of their forthcoming debut album JCOY, the group are due to continue the theme of discovery on the project, while marring alt-pop energy with a contemporary rock feel. Set to go on tour later this year, we see think the group have a huge future ahead of them.
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