Words: Sam Geary
Littlehampton's incendiary GLOO were this time last year were pulling out the stops on 'Act My Age'. A year on they are releasing a brand new single, the frenetic 'Work So Hard'.
The single is the first track to be released from the band's forthcoming new album, due next year through Hassle Records.
Recorded with producer Jag Jago (The Maccabees, Jamie T, The Ghost Of A Thousand) across the summer of 2020, in-between local lockdowns, it was the first song the band wrote for the album, "and the catalyst for the more upbeat and cheeky side of GLOO that’s come out on this album," they say.
"As soon as we finished the layout of the song, we knew this would act as the benchmark we would set ourselves for all of the new tracks from there. We always kind of know when a song of ours is good because it makes us laugh; when the bass comes in there’s always a part of me that finds it really amusing!!!
"In regards to the meaning behind this new track, I really wanted a song that everyone could relate to, about trying your absolute best at something and getting no rewards for it. I think everyone can understand how that feels, and for me it’s one of the main reasons I’m in a band, so the sentiment behind this one means a lot to me."
Check it out via the video below.
"The video was shot entirely by ourselves and our drummer Mark's girlfriend, edited by us and filmed at FactoryLive in Worthing - where hopefully if humans are allowed to sit at tables with each other again sometime soon, then we'll be setting up a show there for next year."