““7 Seconds” started out sounding really different to how it sounds now,” singer Dana Margolin explained in a statement. “A few years ago I wrote a really slow, long and drawn out song about the end of something that was never right. I was sitting with [drummer] Sam [Yardley] early last year and I played it to him and asked him if he could help me make it less miserable. He wrote the main keyboard riff almost immediately and it came together really quickly after that; we re-structured and re-arranged it and added the end part, which I think of lyrically as a kind of conversation between two different versions of myself.”
Porridge Radio’s sophomore studio effort, Every Bad, arrived in March. It was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, competing against albums from Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Stormzy, and more. The winner will be announced on September 24.
Earlier this year, Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin joined Chicago-based singer-songwriter Lillie West aka Lala Lala for a collaborative track called ‘Good for You’.