Canberra's alt-rockers Sputnik Sweetheart are back with their new single, Jealousy. Recorded between The Grove Studios and the personal studio of engineer Jack Nigro, the release sees the four-piece navigate feelings of envy, focusing on the discomfort and chaos that can engulf us when overcome by the emotion.
Speaking of the track, band member Joe Pabis shares: “The song originated from the main guitar riff you hear throughout the intro and verses. Nette sent me a voice memo and as soon as I heard it I couldn’t get it out of my head. We’ve been playing the song live for a while but in different forms. We didn’t get the structure you hear on the recording until we got into the studio. We recorded the bass and drums at the same time we recorded our last single 'Rolling' at Grove Studios, and added guitars and vocals at Jack’s personal studio space in Sydney a few months later.”
“Jealousy is one of those uncomfortable emotions that makes you feel not like yourself. You know that feeling where you’re like, “Am I losing my mind?”. For the song, we imagined the emotion to be this kind of nasty fantasy creature that made people act and think differently. The lyrics are written from the perspective of that creature and the single artwork is a guess at what it might look like.” adds Nette France.
Jealousy is out now! Listen to the track below.