Larry Pink The Human, the side project made up of Laurie Vincent from Slaves and producer Jolyon Thomas, have shared another slice of melancholic magic in the form of their brand new single ‘Wasted Days (Inbetweens)’. To add a little bit of extra sparkle, the track also features a helping hand from IDLES frontman Joe Talbot performing as you’ve never heard him before.
This is the fourth track released from the duo and is yet another perfect pairing as Thomas’ production acts as an incredible guise allowing Vincent to push ahead artistically and unlock a different side to his character. We have seen glimmers of this side of him with Slaves but with Larry Pink The Human Vincent has found the perfect mechanism to explore the more vulnerable moments in life. The project allows the honest side of his songwriting to shine with a level of sincerity that is quite hard to achieve with the firebrand, all-action punk sound of Slaves.
With the collaboration, Talbot takes grasp of his opportunity to explore a similar emotional facet of his own character, just like Vincent has. He’s not the idolised witty, brash punk frontman that has helped IDLES become one of the most loved bands in the country and, instead, he offers up a retrospective, emotional performance where he leaves everything on the table.
Regarding the single Larry Pink The Human says, “‘Wasted Days (Inbetweens)’ is a contemplative look at missing the beauty in the everyday. In the rush to reach our destinations how we can often lose sight of the joy in our journeys. An awakening. Doing nothing at all is something very special.”
The project has been one that has allowed Vincent to channel his grief after tragically losing his partner earlier in the year after a long illness. Larry Pink The Human has provided him with the perfect vehicle to create music out of the darkness and with it comes some of the most arresting work Vincent has ever been a part of.
‘Wasted Days (Inbetweens)’ sees him pining for the days spent in the hazy sunshine, days that he took for granted. It offers a timely reminder in the importance of taking time to stand still for a moment, amid the fast-paced world we live in, and appreciate those around you while you still can.