- 24 Mar 21
The song was produced with the help of Alan Sampson (ZAYN, Rita Ora) and Swedish Grammy-winning duo Goldfingers (Little Mix, Tiësto).
Tullamore outfit Chasing Abbey have returned with brand new single 'Defeated', following on from their hugely successful previous track 'Lately'.
The latter song entered the TikTok Dance Chart at no. 6, and was number one on the Irish Homegrown Charts the week of its release. 'Lately' then went on to amass over 1.5 million streams, and reached no. 23 on the Spotify Viral Chart thanks to features on popular editorial playlists such as New Music Friday UK, Dance Rising and Massive Dance Hits.
The trio take centre stage once again this week, imbuing defiance with their new dance-pop number ‘Defeated’.
“The song is about trying your absolute best, but inevitably failing and the positives and negatives that come from that. It’s a song about resilience and the ability to get back up when you’re down” the trifecta explained of the track’s inspiration.
‘Defeated’ was first penned in January 2020 when Teddy C was going through a difficult time; feeling demoralised, burnt out and finding it tough to stay inspired.
“‘Defeated’ was the very last song we wrote and we were shattered” Teddy C recalled of the writing process.
“It was kind of like the last throw of the dice to find a song we really loved. Little did we know things were about to get a lot more difficult later in the year”.
The track is propelled by a drum-clap instrumentation, which builds throughout the opening verse before exploding into its catchy, uptempo, bassline-driven chorus. The production is the signature of Chasing Abbey; with an intricate bass line weaving through simple melodic lines, harmonies and hard drums patterns.
‘Defeated’ marks one of the more emotions-driven records in Chasing Abbey’s discography so far, with its lyrics purveying strength in the face of uncertainty and false dawns.
“The lyrics never once admit defeat,” the band explains, “they only tell you that they ‘feel’ defeated. That’s really important because it’s a song of hope and resilience in hard times” they add.
It’s been a whirlwind revival for the Offaly group in what already looks set to be a busy year, with more singles on the horizon, and a number of live stream events in the works.
Check out 'Defeated' below: