Continuing the narrative from their debut single, it’s an atmospheric anthem of isolation
Elli Chappelhow
10:33 3rd April 2020

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Sounding like it’s been plucked from *that* scene in a movie when the lead character breaks down in the middle of a dancefloor, this cinematic ballad from Sad Boys Club is a strong return for the London-based boys. ‘Know (Part II)’ is the first release since their well-received EP Four Shades of the Transitional Phase, which served to add more layers to their ever-evolving, dancefully melancholic sound.

High on drama and emotion, Sad Boys Club are well practiced in striking a sentimental chord. Frontman Jacob Wheldon’s theatrical vocal soars atop tender synths, tight drums and dramatic instrumentals on this track to create an expansive, electronic-tinged sound that offers an exciting insight into what 2020 holds for the band. Listen to the track below:

Taking a deeper dive into the single, Wheldon offers: “'Know (Part II)’ is a different take on the feelings of isolation and separation explored in Part I. No, it's not about quarantine. It was somewhat born of the versions of your self you find after a few minutes scrolling down your own social media feeds - you can feel disassociated from that person you once were but it's in some way immortalized, that disorientation in your own journey can be a source of relief in some ways but it can also reveal some pretty horrible truths, you don't get to control or romanticise that narrative as you might do with nostalgia, that's a quarry I'm interested in mining at the moment, it's all quite existential isn't it? 2020.”

Summer will herald the beginning of Sad Boys Club’s 2020 touring schedule, with festival dates at events including Dot To Dot and Hit The North, and dates for support tours with Marsicans and Slow Readers Club happening this autumn. 

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Photo: Katie Willoughby