In case you missed the news last week, ARIA nominated Papa vs Pretty have unveiled their new single ‘Smother’. Made available by a special hotline number, the release allowed fans to call the Smother Hotline (1300-552-550) to hear the new single and in turn leave a message for the band.
‘Smother’ is the second single to be taken from Papa vs Pretty’s forthcoming sophomore album ‘White Deer Park’ due for release in February, 2014.
“You know those kind of days where it’s like your trapped in a shrinking glass box on a crowded train. ‘Smother’ is about the aggression in claustrophobia, like punching through a wall of frustration” lead singer Thomas Rawle explains. “And I guess it’s a song about suddenly realising you don’t care what anyone thinks.”
‘White Deer Park’ is the follow up to their critically acclaimed, ARIA award nominated, debut album of 2011, ‘United In Isolation’. It is produced by Dave Trumfio (Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Grandaddy), recorded at 301 in Sydney and Forgotten Valley Studios and mixed at Kingsize Sound Labs in Los Angeles.
A video for the track is expected to be released shortly, and yes, you can still call the number and leave the band a message of support.