By Ellen Pentony
“In The Heat Of The Night” is the second single from Soda Blonde’s highly anticipated debut album Small Talk, set for release on July 9th. The track evokes a nocturnal atmosphere, using lazy synths and a slow but rhythmic bassline as the backdrop for a heated, adrenaline fuelled late-night argument. The band’s songwriter and lead vocalist Faye O’Rourke says that it’s about “conflict and getting a kick out of it. The thrill of the fight.”
We can expect more of these vulnerable insights on their upcoming debut release which, for O’Rourke, explores the intimacies of being in your 20s:
“Lyrically, this record is like a collection of my flaws and insecurities. They’re lingering awkwardly by the bar at a crowded social gathering, waiting to integrate with the wider world.”
Formerly playing in the indie-rock group Little Green Cars, O’Rourke, Adam O’Regan (guitar), Dylan Lynch (drums), and Donagh Seaver-O’Leary (bass) reformed as Soda Blonde in 2019. Small Talk is their debut self-produced album that will be released July 9th on Velveteen Records. The band embark on an Irish and UK tour later this year and tickets can be found here.