London based indie outfit Hi Frisco, comprised of duo Henry Eastham and Felix Rashman, bring us their sophomore single The War, touching the perfect middle ground between experimentation and smart pop writing. The new track follows their debut single Snowfall which packs a wobbly, disorientating structure paired with hypnotic melodies in the vein of MGMT and Flaming Lips to build an anthemic indie piece.
Commenting on The War Henry offers, “I started writing this song whilst trying to come to terms with a point in my life where there was a lot of change and no defined path of what to do or where to be for the first time in a long time. The overwhelming amount of creative freedom, the daydreamed abstract ideas, trying to hone it in to something that made some kind of sense, to us at least.”
“The importance of making mistakes, the struggles of life, and all that comes with growing up builds to the outro, which swirls off into a serenity of almost helpless indifference to all that came before as the journey continues.” Despite the profound origin of the composition, their latest sound delivers a turn with uplifting jump.
The pair, originally hailing from Blackpool and Yorkshire, create in their studio based in a block of creative spaces in East London. Work on a debut album, poised for 2020, is now underway, with more experimentation and sharp songwriting taking place in their hallowed studio space.
Listen to The War below