Released: 23 June 2022
Ahead of their eagerly awaited return to Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Psych rockers Plastic Mermaids have released new single ‘Something Better’, the latest track off their forthcoming album ‘It’s Not Not Comfortable to Grow’.
‘Something Better’ is a gut-punch of tender sentiment, passionately delivered by the band’s frontman Doug Richards as he reminisces about past-love;
“The album’s songs kinda undulate though different phases and emotions of a break up, and Something Better came out of probably the lowest, most pathetic point of complete self-valueless-ness.”
Starting off with melancholy keys and softly spoken lyrics, the track eventually climaxes with an outpouring of heartfelt emotion backed by a euphoric crashing of drums and chanting backing vocals. The pain in Doug’s delivery is evident as he expands “When you’re so lost in a situation and want it back so bad, there’s no self-respect, no holding yourself up, like a crying child that wants its toy back… The spoken build up at the end I wrote from notes in my phone during that time, always write little thoughts, observations and ideas down here so handwrote them all out and stuck them on the kitchen table, then turned my phone off for the day and didn’t let myself turn it back on until it was finished.”
Something Better follows ‘Disposable Love’ – the first single off their up-coming sophomore album ‘It’s Not Comfortable to Grow’ – which received multiple plays on BBC 6 Music, including a premiere on Lauren Laverne’s show. As well as a special Glastonbury performance this weekend, the band are embarking on a mega UK Tour with headline shows at London’s Village Underground, Southampton’s Joiners and Bristol’s Rough Trade.