New music for your listening pleasure… Affairs has a new single out, “Play”. There is a retro-somber feel to this song as I listen and get lost in the deep signature vocals of Jim Robinson, surrounded by the electro-synth sounds and bold beat of the drums. The single comes off the heels of their well received previous two singles, “Brothers” and “Blood Science” from 2015. Affairs has a unique style all their own, and its truly a breath of fresh air to listen to the imposing sounds coming from these five guys.
Play is produced by Suede, White Lies and Pulp producer Ed Buller and recorded at The Kinks’ legendary Konk Studios. The track draws you in from the first bar with its strident intro synth-riff played by Dan Parker while drummer Michael Bradnam’s infectious tom-tom pattern boldly drives the track along. Lyrically, Play is about the complexities of relationships and how we sometimes hide behind a facade or ‘play games’ with one another.
The artwork was created by graphic artist Matthew Cooper (Caribou, Wild Beasts & Arctic Monkeys) & continues a cohesive theme with previous imagery for the singles “Brothers” and “Blood Science”.