An imposing slab of beat poetry set to a galloping rockabilly rumble, the song is related from the point of view of a man who, in his mind, is on his way to meet his girlfriend as his body races through the night in an ambulance and his spirit is called to the light. The seeds of the song were sewn during a dawn trip to the A&E department of Lewisham hospital after drummer Matt Day was assaulted on the way home from a party. Months later the words were set to music and quickly became a live favorite among fans of the band who attended their shows last year.
Could This Be Love? is suspenseful with a dollop of punchy, catchy, and danceable elements. Interlaced with repetitive lyrics, foreboding vocals, and a dark verve running throughout the song, make for The Brute Chorus’ edgiest song yet. The Brute Chorus retained many of their trademarks within this new single, such as the use of heavily reverberated field drums, tremolo guitar, and a desire to crescendo and explode into a head-banging, thunderous roar. Their twisted blues-rock sound is most reminiscent of the rockabilly alter ego of the Artic Monkeys with echoes of the progenitors of punk blues Gun Club, and post punk vocalists Alan Vega and Nick Cave, to name a few.
The single will be released on limited edition 7” and online by East London indie label TAPE, The Brute Chorus’s home since the end of 2009. You can own a piece of this exclusive merchandise here. In anticipation of the official release, everyone will have a chance to catch the video for Could This Be Love? on April 19th. By the end of April, Whitey will be releasing a remix of the song, sending countless Brute lovers “dancing like a fish on the line”.
To get a sneak preview, check out a couple tracks from The Brute Chorus’ forthcoming album How The Caged Bird Sings here: http://download.themusebox.
April 10th – London, UK – The Game @ Scala
** KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR THE VIDEO PREMIERE ON APRIL 19TH AND A REMIX BY WHITEY COMING SOON! **