Words by Alice Mason
Get your calendars out, folks. Five-piece indie rockers, BACKSPACE, released their latest single, ‘Letting Go’, the world on 12th March. The song has been two years in the making, as guitarist Harry Turner explains:
‘Letting Go is actually one of the first songs we wrote as a band and revisiting it two years on’.
Formed in Leeds two years ago, this will be the band’s first release since their debut EP ‘Boys’ came out in 2018. The upcoming track demonstrates the band’s growth; as they have matured, so has their music’s sound and production.
The band’s sound is influenced by the likes of musical legends The Cure, False Advertising and The Orielles. The band’s hard work has paid off, with recognition and support coming from Local Sound Focus and Halfway 2 Nowhere. And their fanbase is growing, and for a very good reason.
The song, produced by Liam Dickman, begins with an enticing drum solo by Harry Turner and a groovy guitar sounding riff played by Alex Turner (also keys), Harry Adams and Miles Addie. The vocals, performed by Rosie Weston, create a dreamy listening experience that is outer bodily. And that is kind of the whole point of the song. The lyrics narrate the acceptance of ditching personal baggage, and well, letting go and move on with life:
‘I’m letting go of the feeling’.
The picky guitar riffs come into play post-chorus, and create a tune that is very, very danceable. Two and a half minutes in, and the song bursts into a release of artistry, that really does feel like a release of energy and emotion, that is a privilege to listen to.
This is a strong start from the young band that is full of potential.
‘Letting Go’ is available on Spotify and all other major streaming and downloading platforms. Following the release of the single, the band is playing Leeds’s The Wardrobe on 13th March.