‘Fulfilling Romance’ finds TEDDY fine-tuning their alternately lustrous and throbbing electronic pop with dissections of both the personal and the universal. While the whip-smart sardonic wit of ‘Happy Tim’ found the London 3-piece mounting a takedown of the insular, bigoted lifestyle of a young city slicker, ‘Fulfilling Romance’ finds Tom Falle and Eddy Bailhache turning their lens onto an altogether more personal consideration.
With Falle’s experience of coming out to his parents aged 14 at its core, the track swings between self-acceptance coupled with a defiant response to heteronormativity: “I’m a man, and I’m a queen / and that’s the way it’s always been” and the grim reality of failing, fleeting romances: “will you leave early in the morning / wipe your face, hear solitude calling?”
Speaking about the track, Falle says:
“In many senses it preaches the predictable, that it’s okay to be gay. But it also says it’s okay to be gay and wear a rugby shirt.”
‘Fulfilling Romance’ – Available Digitally November 6
Exclusive 7” Vinyl Release – December 11