Newcastle outfit A Festival, A Parade have announced the upcoming release of their first single of the year People Person. The alt-rockers’ latest track showcases the brooding and slow-building melodic rock which has already earned them plenty of applause nationally since bursting onto the scene.
With its underlying dark tone, frontman Joe Allan’s intricate lyricism shines a light on the stigma surrounding mental health and its increasingly prevalent role in today’s society.
Discussing the release, the band stated:
“People Person is a very honest track. It’s basically about someone who is struggling with mental illness, but feels they must maintain this ‘people person’ persona, being overtly friendly and outgoing, which, in my opinion, is one of the most destructive things you can do when you’re not feeling 100%. The take-home message from the song (if there is one) would be to just make sure you make time for people who might need someone to talk to, and that even people who appear be leading an idyllic lifestyle may be struggling behind closed doors.”
Take a listen below:
Being compared to the likes of The National and Frightened Rabbit, the single was produced by Chris McManus (Blank Studios, Newcastle), A Festival, A Parade’s People Person (featuring guest vocals from Immy Williams) is released on 27th January and will be available to purchase on iTunes and Spotify.
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