Squid is superior to the majority of English pop bands that he does not hide his ambition to offer music more stimulating than average. Noticed in 2019 with an explosive first EP, this quintet from Brighton has surpassed itself on its second album, O Monolith, which is released on June 9. "We really tried to come up with something that is out of our habits," says Ollie Judge, singer and drummer of the band.
The tracks of the record have long existed in the form of instrumentals before being equipped with texts. "I found the lyrics very difficult to write, this time. Sometimes I finished them just before recording my voice," he says under the watchful eye of Louis Borlase, one of the band's two guitarists. "In general, melodies come to us quite easily," he explains. One of the charms of the album is the layering of often dark and realistic lyrics with charming and bushy instrumental layers. But...
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