London-based artist Be No Rain offers exciting single ‘Call Back’.
“‘Call Back’ is a song about longing, set within a cycle of eternal recurrence,” said Be No Rain. “The title is a simple pun; a returned phone call or an action that harkens back to a previous moment. Throughout my debut album, the protagonist senses himself trapped within an endless cycle of heartbreak. So this is perhaps where the cycle begins anew; with the aching hope of new love, and the eery sense that you’ve lived this moment before.”
Following singles ‘All Night, Right?’, ‘Deadweight’, and ‘Media Luna’, effervescent themes of emotions, cast a worthy discussion of sultry vibes and wispy story telling in ‘Call Back’.
“The last time we saw these characters our protagonist had just been jilted at prom. Rather than face the pain of rejection, he conjures a world where good and evil are binary and opposing forces. It’s a sort of plaintive, saviour-fantasy where the smirking prom king, and his friends are transmorphed into an evil robot cabal.”
Deep, Be No Rain. Deep.
‘Call Back’ is from the debut album ‘Strawberry Backstory’. Out now.
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