London four-piece Hot Dreams are back with news of their debut EP The Hideaway, announced with their cathartic and melancholic new ballad "This Town".
Known for their jangly guitar melodies and relatable songwriting, Hot Dreams have tapped into their more tender side for their latest effort.
"This Town" opens with a burning organ melody as vocalist Kai Fennell projects his realisations over a relationship in a tender manner, emphasised by the sparse instrumentals.
As the first chorus kicks in, the harmonies pierce through the gloom, transforming the melancholic ballad into a starry-eyed, cathartic love letter floating in a haze of ghostly guitars.
Each beat punches Fennell's poetic lyrics into reality, binding the listener to the narrative that focuses on two people in love trying to adapt to their changing aspirations.
Hot Dreams say of their new single, "We started writing this song around a piano when talking about a dilemma one of us was in. The rest was done in Cam’s studio in the Sussex countryside, where we wrote and recorded the rest of the song. Whilst the song has been through many changes and has had many parts added, it still feels like the same honest piano ballad we started with."
The new single arrives after February's "California", and is also the first track to be shared from their forthcoming debut EP The Hideaway, which is produced by Ian Dowling (Half Moon Run, Black Honey, Blaenavon).