Today, Canadian twins Mercedes and Phoenix, better known as Softcult, return with their latest single, Love Song. Partnering the single, the duo have also announced their upcoming EP, see you in the dark, which is set for release on March 24th via Easy Life Records.
Capturing both the hopefulness that comes with a new love, yet also the anxiety that comes alongside it, ‘Love Song’ is a dreamy, honest track. Speaking of the single, Mercedes explains:
It’s about loving someone so intensely that you find yourself in constant fear of losing them. Sometimes love and happiness can feel like these unattainable things that are too good to be true. Once we’ve finally found something our hearts have been yearning for, it’s hard to shake the thought that we will inevitably have to let it go. But these gnawing thoughts can get in the way of us allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, or enjoying our relationships for fear that they won’t last.
Softcult’s upcoming EP, ee You In The Dark , keeps it real throughout as they tackle some of life’s heaviest subjects head-on. The EP’s 6-tracks capture the sibling’s experiences with life, as they open up about sexual assault, self-awareness and climate change amongst other topics.
Softcult return to the UK and Europe this April, with Swim School supporting them on selected dates.
- Sat 8 Apr 2023 United Kingdom Glasgow Stereo*
- Sun 9 Apr 2023 United Kingdom Manchester YES
- Mon 10 Apr 2023 United Kingdom Nottingham The Bodega
- Tue 11 Apr 2023 United Kingdom Brighton Prince Albert
- Thu 13 Apr 2023 United Kingdom Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
- Fri 14 Apr 2023 United Kingdom London Omeara
- Sat 15 Apr 2023 Netherlands Rotterdam Motel Mozaique
- Mon 17 Apr 2023 Germany Cologne Blue Shell
- Tue 18 Apr 2023 Germany Hamburg Turmzimmer
- Wed 19 Apr 2023 Belgium Antwerp Trix*
- Thu 20 Apr 2023 France Paris Supersonic*
*(no swim school)
The track follows on from previous single, Drain, taken from the forthcoming new EP. Drain commentates on climate change and the shameless greed held by the government bodies and giant corporations that continue to fuel the issue. Featuring powerful hooks and pleasing harmonies, the duo capture the importance of climate action whilst firing shots at those who have the money and power to make a difference.
Speaking of the track, vocalist Mercedes Arn-Horn states:
It’s disgusting how making a profit is a higher priority for those in power than a sustainable environment. Seeing hollow shows of performative “action” from these world leaders and multi-million dollar companies that don’t offer any real solutions adds to my frustration because it feels like we’re being manipulated and lied to in the most disgustingly condescending way.
The track’s accompanying music video, directed by Mercedes, allows the band to further emphasise the intense reality that our generation face; a dying, exhausted planet, and capitalist gluttony.
Previous single, One Of A Million, alongside Drain, features on Softcult’s upcoming EP, See You In The Dark which encapsulates self-empowerment amidst social, political and environmental collapse.