CMU Approved

Approved: Choir Boy

By | Published on Tuesday 25 February 2020

Choir Boy

Choir Boy are set to release their second album, ‘Gathering Swans’, through Dais Records on 8 May. The follow-up to their 2016 debut ‘Passive With Desire’ (reissued in 2018, after they signed to Dais), the new album sees them delve into new avenues of 80s production, heading more into new wave and away from the smooth sound of their earlier work.

Following on from previous single ‘Nites Like This’, the band have now released ‘Complainer’, a self-critical analysis of frontman Adam Klopp’s experience of life.

“While many of our earlier songs serve as flowery lamentations of loss and grief, ‘Complainer’ snarkily examines the self-absorption of sadness”, explains Klopp. “The opening line ‘Oh my life’ was something I privately uttered while stewing over daily anxieties. It became comical to me that I would express my self-pity like that, in earnest, when my struggles seemed so relatively tame”.

He goes on: “The song continues, ‘It’s a phrase so funny when it’s spoken so sincere, But it’s not that bad, I’ve never really had it worse, I’m just a complainer’. ‘Complainer’ multi-tasks as a pop song and a reminder to keep my privilege in check”.

Watch the video for ‘Complainer’ here:

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