- 18 May 23
Still Blue's new single 'Lace' is now available on all major streaming platforms.
Irish indie-pop band Still Blue has released their new single, 'Lace'. The upcoming single will be followed by their debut EP, All Over The Chip Shop, set to be released June 16th under Faction Records.
After their debut single 'Honeysuckle Daydream' skyrocketed to success, Still Blue has quickly made a name for themselves in the Irish indie scene. Their unique sound, led by vocalist Nicole Lyons, Ruairi Forde on guitar, and Greg Kearns on drums has captured the attention of many music lovers and critics alike, with the band recently added to the 2FM Rising list of 'Irish musical acts to watch.'
'Lace' is a personal and vulnerable song that describes the complicated and confusing experience of trying to feel comfortable in one's sexuality while being viewed solely as a body. Although the band humbly describe the song as "a sad song about sex," it has much more depth than that. It's an honest and raw portrayal of the lengths people will go to feel loved and the toll it takes on one's self-esteem.
"I remember when I first wrote Lace back in 2021, I wanted to keep it for myself. It felt too personal of a song to share with anyone, let alone release it!" lead singer Lyons said about the track. "It’s an incredibly vulnerable song describing a very female experience wherein you would degrade yourself to nothing but an object, to gain any sort of intimacy from another person. Trying to feel comfortable in your sexuality whilst only being viewed as a body is so confusing as a young woman. People will do whatever it takes to feel loved, even if that means lowering their standards until they’re nonexistent."
The band were actively looking to try out a different sound, and so with 'Lace' they opted for a rockier feel to their music. It's a sound they've been wanting to explore for a while, and it continues throughout the EP.
Influenced by The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys, with their intimate lyrics are inspired by the writings of Phoebe Bridgers and Julia Jacklin, Still Blue has produced, recorded, and mixed all their music themselves, showcasing their skills as an up-and-coming indie band.