Watch the visual below!
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Brisbane five-piece The Belligerents have brightened up the end of the week with their new single, 9 Times Out Of 10. The release arrives alongside an intimate visual, directed by Mike Ridley.
Produced by front man Lewis Stephenson and ARIA Award winning producer and bassist Konstantin Kersting, the bands latest offering pushes the boundaries of their sonic exploration, built upon brooding synth work woven within a lush psych-rock soundscape. Conceptually, the track explores the dynamics of a relationship and the hurt we can cause.
“This song was a late addition to the EP, almost didn’t make it on even though all of us have always liked the demo – no idea why considering it’s our favourite now. The main synth was a loop on a Korg MS-20 running through a couple of guitar pedals. I played piano over it and started singing until the melody appeared. The rest of the instrumentation came together quickly and Kon and I finished the track off. Lyrically, I’m pleading to be understood by another person. I’m crying crocodile tears and feeling sorry for myself. 9 times out of ten I don’t understand why you hurt me, but one time out of ten I probably deserve it.” Stephenson shares.
9 Times Out Of 10 is the second taste of the bands forthcoming, following Emily which served as the bands first release in four years. Forming in 2010, the band released their debut album SCIENCE FICTION in 2017, and went on hiatus following their 2018 run of live shows.
9 Times Out Of 10 is out now! Watch the visual below.