‘Hope You Grow’ was initially formed by two different songs that merged together after several writing sessions. The hook in the chorus came about jamming before a Tame Impala concert back in 2019. We had drum machines looping, Ian was riffing on guitar, and Kristina came up with the line, ‘I hope you know, I hope you grow.’ TIDC
Then one morning, after going out with some friends, I wrote the song based off the feeling I got from the night. Where I didn’t really care about, ‘what I should be doing,’ and ‘where I should go’ and basically ‘what people think about me.’ Letting go I guess of all common things we do sometimes to try fit into society, like wanting to take pictures for social media etc, to make yourself like you have a ‘fun life’ or whatever. After that night, it made me realise that I don’t need to waste my time doing things that I have no interest in. James / Poison Oak
‘Slide’ is about the search for meaning, our origins and our destinies. Topics that occupy us all every day.
But it goes one step further and describes the feeling of losing sight of the essential in this process.
Suddenly thoughts become a load and you carry a burden with you.
“Visions is a song of apocalyptic optimism, written as a reaction to the yearning for a better life caused by social isolation, anxieties and uncertainty about the future. Written by Jack during a personal identity crisis, realising that things in his life could be better than they were. As well as being a personal song, the message of Visions goes beyond the individual and echoes out to a wider picture of needing societal change.
What we have here is a band brimming with ideas and purpose – but they also have the aptitude to produce a finished article that is enjoyable, engaging and palatable. Devil’s Avocado was a real treat of an appetizer – now I’m ready for the main course Lend me the Twelve.
“The single is very much a letter to my younger self. I’ve been an over-thinker my whole life and if I could go back and teach myself anything – it would be to take a breath and not burn myself out thinking about things I cannot change“ Alanna Matty