Slum Sociable are in their prime on new single, Can't Figure It Out
It's the second single they've released since their self-titled debut last year, following on from last month's Do Something About It.
Header photo by Lisa Businovski.
Melbourne two-piece Slum Sociable have only been going up in 2018, riding a wave of consistent releases ever since launching their debut, self-titled album last year. Last month's returning single Do Something About It was apparently just the start, as the duo are now back with another gem of a track titled Can't Figure It Out. It's a bit of a slow-burning track that's loaded with their characteristically bright and uplifting edge, with Miller's tall-standing vocals soaring above a clanging, percussion-heavy beat which at times, strips right back to soft acoustic melodies and simplistic drum patterns to really emphasize the emotional touch to the vocals.
"Can’t Figure It Out was a really fun song to make. We wrote it in the middle of a little snowstorm in New York, an equally inspirational and hazardous setting," Miller says on the single, which arrives ahead of an east-coast run of dates over the next month. "The song itself speaks to the frustrated stagnant part of you, when you think you have an idea of how to move forward but the plan isn’t 100% there yet." Dive into the track below:
Fri June 29 – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Thu July 5 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Fri July 6 – The Cambridge, Newcastle
Sat July 7– Mr Wolf, Canberra
Fri July 13 – The Night Cat, Melbourne
Sat July 14 – The Tah, Hobart
Fri July 27 – Barwon Club, Geelong
Sat July 28 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
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