Living Hour Release Video for New Song ‘Middle Name’

    Living Hour have released a video for ‘Middle Name’, the final preview of their upcoming album Someday Is Today – out this Friday via Kanine/Next Door Records. It follows previous offerings ‘No Body’ featuring Jay Som and ‘Miss Miss Miss’. Check it out below.

    Speaking about the track, lead vocalist Sam Sarty said in a statement:

    ‘Middle Name’ is about getting stuck with yourself, forever, like an assigned middle name, or DNA. Some of it’s already built in, but mostly you’ll be walking around as you, doing dishes, meeting people, untangling what it means, being busy being busy.

    Originally a voice memo called “Janes’ Chicken Nuggets” with three fast kitchen chords and a big stream of consciousness read out loud, “Middle Name” reshaped into a song that added parts about leaving a hated birthday party, walking home and the feeling of pretzeling yourself small, creating a diet version of yourself to fit into someone else’s life, house and situation.

    It’s the false idea that you find clarity about yourself through making someone else happier – but truth is not there and the feeling is sharp and feels good deep down, cause it’s growing pain! It’s learning! And the connection to self only gets Bigger, Stronger, Smiling. middle name, that pesky always-togetherness with You, something to laugh about, something to rest in, something to remember and move around in like a sweater. You, always it’s you!

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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