Bleach Lab have shared their dreamy new single, ‘Flood’, the latest track taken from their forthcoming debut EP.
Their forthcoming release, A Calm Sense Of Surrounding, is out on March 19th and sees the band deal with two separate incidents that have adversely affected their mental health. Their democratic songwriting process allowed bassist Josh Longman to explore his father’s death together with singer Jenna Kyle. She was dealing with the end of her long-term relationship at the same time, and these situations left both members in a dark place, which they let unravel on their music and is prevalent on ‘Flood’.
“‘Flood’ is one long metaphor for being completely overwhelmed and overcome by someone and losing all sense of control within them,” Kyle explains. “I sing ‘I’m in his words, I’m in his mouth, I’m in his mind’ to get across how absorbed I was by them, much like how the sand soaks up a wave.”
“When you think about it, water has so many different characteristics,” Longman added about the EP. “It can resemble calm, tranquillity and slowness. Yet it can also be utterly terrifying – waves that dwarf you, ships desperate to stay afloat, dangerous predators unknowingly swimming under your feet. We felt this was similar to the whole mess of emotions which grief exposes you to and it subconsciously seeped into our lyrics and soundscapes.”
There’s an eerie tranquillity to ‘Flood’, which comes from accepting defeat, which derives from the deeply emotional lyrics that Kyle croons on the track. Her dulcifying vocals are a pivotal part of the track’s elegance and are reminiscent of London Grammar’s Hannah Reid. Bleach Lab manage to wrap up this feeling of feeling trapped through their expansive kaleidoscope of sounds that delicately strangles you in a chokehold.
Take a few minutes out and accept Bleach Lab’s invitation to let the water pour over you on ‘Flood’.