Words: Sam Geary
Following last year's 'Never Be', South London-based quartet Bleach Lab are finding a way through music to deal with grief.
New single ‘Old Ways’ is taken from their forthcoming EP 'A Calm Sense of Surrounding', out on March 19. The record melds together two traumatic experiences of grief: the death of bassist Josh Longman’s father and the breakdown of singer Jenna Kyle’s long-term relationship.Across the EP, Kyle and Longman use the five stages of grief as a basis to compare and contrast their experiences; ‘Old Ways’ looks at the first of those, anger.
Speaking about the languid, delicate dreampop track, Kyle says: “'Old Ways' explores the angry side of the grieving process at the end of a relationship. Anger towards the way in which they treated you but also towards oneself for still missing them regardless.”