crush – ‘so strange’

Crush so strange stream music 2021

Manchester-based indie heroes crush have shared new single ‘So Strange’, a song that vocalist and guitarist Amber Warren says is all about overcoming negative thoughts and feelings in a powerful way: ‘It’s a dialogue in the first person, addressing anxiety in a cathartic defiance of the emotions that arise from it’.

The band list My Bloody Valentine, the Cocteau Twins and Phoebe Bridgers as influences – although they also note there’s a definite nod to Graham Coxon and Blue in the middle eight – and you can certainly hear all of these as the song progresses from dreamy shoegaze to something more fuzzed-up and tuned in. Although the emotional weight in Amber’s voice adds extra layers of depth, heartbreak and poignancy: ‘Every time I close my eyes I feel so weak’.


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