The Lathums Release New Single, ‘Oh My Love’

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The Lathums have today released their new single, ‘Oh My Love‘, the first new music of the year from the BBC Sound Poll 2021 shortlisters. It follows the recent announcement that the band would take to the stages of Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse, Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom and London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town as part of an expanded and upgraded, 21-date headline UK Tour this autumn and winter.

Recorded in Liverpool during late 2020, Oh My Love is the product of sessions in which The Lathums poured off-stage frustrations of lost live shows into glistening studio recordings, evoking the song’s theme of turning desperation to hope.

Fizzing with the rare creative friction that sets off sparks of glowing inspiration, singer and songwriter, Alex Moore’s profound lyrics, written in the long shadow of personal loss, are roused by the chiming tangle of multi-instrumentalist, Scott Concepcion’s celestial guitar and piano lines.

Written in and for the times when life’s storm clouds gather, Oh My Love is one in a succession of songs that poured from bookish Moore’s heart as a prodigious 16-year-old, finding sense in music when the world had failed to make any sense at all.
 
Moore says of the track: “The opening line: ‘your face seems to have sunken, in the event of my demise’ starts a back and forth with someone who is no longer with us, talking from above. Moving on, lines like ‘time is weak and demanding of me’ are a concession to the fact that life moves on, it’s too short and there’s no need to hang on to negativity. It’s upbeat and happy, a complete juxtaposition to the starting point for the song when I was a hurting teenager.”

You can listen to ‘Oh My Love’ here: https://open.spotify.com/track/6hut3RLbA9VioNhAyif4hj?si=Zaqxe7O4SMmwWcmIxxvZQg

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