Sprints have dropped ‘Shadow of a Doubt’, a new single from their forthcoming debut LP Letter to Self. Following previous cuts ‘Adore Adore Adore’, ‘Literary Mind’, and ‘Up and Comer’, the track comes with an accompanying video from director Ellius Grace. Watch and listen below.
Discussing the new song, vocalist Karla Chubb said in a statement:
Shadow Of A Doubt is our most vulnerable moment to date. It very bluntly deals with the experience of trauma, depression and the aftermath. It was written quite selfishly – to take the weight of some of those feelings off myself by placing them on a page in an attempt to feel like I was healing, or ridding myself of them. An entirely cathartic process.
The slow and intensifying build, the crashing drums, swirling guitars and chaotic climax all symbolise that pure terrifying fall into darkness, and the almost silent call for help. It’s the feeling of loneliness, abandonment and exile. It’s shouting out into the void and thinking everyone can hear you, but they can’t.
The vocal was recorded in three takes with jagged breaths and some misstepped lyrics purposefully left in. Here, we felt emotion was more important than perfection.
Letter to Self is slated to arrive on January 5 via City Slang.