Following their performance at two socially-distanced shows last month, Scotland’s The Snuts have revealed their infectious new single, “Always.” The single follows last week’s surprise release of “That’s All It Is,” which will appear on the soundtrack for EA Sports’ FIFA 2021.
“Always” was recorded at The Firepit in London with Tonny Hoffer (Beck, Goldfrapp, M83), and finds The Snuts put together a new sound for themselves. The single find the band taking a darker route than previous releases, as the quarter continue to push their musical boundaries on their endless path of ambition. Lead vocalist Jack Cochrane explains, “Lyrically, the song depicts the message of falling in love with someone who in turn allows you to love yourself; quite arguably, one of the most difficult things to try and do these days.”
For the accompanying music video, which was shot at Leith Theatre in Edinburgh, The Snuts asked that the budget they were given be used to give back support to the live music industry, and their working crew, who have been left with little work or aid since March. Emphasizing the cry for help in the sector, Cochrane states, “Just trying to have those conversations at the moment seems difficult, trying to get anybody to listen. It’s integral, and the people who drive the buses, do lighting and stuff like that have been ignored, simple as that.”