Irish quartet The Winter Passing are masters of songwriting. More specifically, the brother and sister duo in the band, Kate and Rob Flynn. Pulling from extremely personal experiences, the Flynn siblings weave together emotionally triggering narrative with a unique blend of Irish and ’90s alternative influence.
Today, we’re pleased to premiere “Paper Rabbit,” a new single from the band’s upcoming EP Double Exposure out April 21 via 6131 Records and Big Scary Monsters. On the track, the band tackles the idea of coping with change in a relationship. It’s a universally acknowledged feeling and something that’s sure to relate to even the youngest of audiences. At only a 2:48 run-time, the song is quick yet not rushed and packed with meaningful lyrical content that the band is known for producing.
When asked about the track, Rob said:
“We had just started a tour in the U.K. with Modern Baseball and I was at a low point in my life, having trouble dealing with my anxiety and being in social situations. I wrote the song late one night in Brighton after our van broke down. Sometimes I feel my mind comes alive late at night and with everybody else’s mood at an all time low, it fueled mine to write about something that means the world to me. The song is a sort of journal of feelings addressing myself and my significant other. ‘Paper Rabbit’ was the first song we wrote for Double Exposure and was a starting point for the overall lyrical themes on the record.”
Kate also commented on the track saying, “It’s a sad story set to happy music; a love song about losing the comfort, normalcy, and safely net of a relationship, and how you can adjust to that change without wanting that change. That kind of change can make it difficult just to cope with daily life, but it can also make you realize you’re ready to be something more for someone.”
Catch The Winter Passing on tour this April at the dates below:
4/22 Bristol, UK @ Stag & Hound
4/23 Birmingham @ The Flapper
4/24 London, UK @ Old Blue Last
4/25 Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mikes
4/26 Leeds, UK @ The Key Club
4/29 Dublin, IE @ Whelans