Tracks with the name “Us And Them” are instant classics, look at Pink Floyd and now Palma Louca for instance. Straight off the band of their previous single ‘Stationary Life’, ‘Us And Them’ was recorded and produced at home during lockdown, with the exception of the drums, which were further recorded at Blank Studios.
Joe (singer & guitarist) discusses the lyricism behind the song, “’Us and Them’ focuses on the relationship between two strangers. Each verse presents the perspective of the two participants, demonstrating how infatuation can take a hold of someone. The track attempts to set an uneasy scene of obsession, culminating in a narrated bridge section.”.
“Our motivation behind this track stemmed from becoming tired of clichéd love songs. We wanted to engage the listener with a dark twist. We also enjoyed playing with perspectives,
switching from character to character and then narrator. Instrumentally, we wanted to keep the song reasonably sparse to allow the vocals to be more impactful, focusing on a lot of deeper, bass driven elements to help project the darker narrative. Compared to a lot of our previous tracks, lyrics held more weight in directing the musical choices throughout.”.
“Us And Them” still pays ode to the bands ethereal sound while showcasing more of an indie-rock persona. Another strong track that showcases that Newcastle’s music scene is one of the strongest in the UK, ‘Us And Them’ is a real contender in the world of indie.