It’s been nearly two years since we last heard from Slaughter Beach but they make a welcome return with “Clearinsight”, the latest single from their forthcoming EP.
The Danish trio’s debut track “Spinning Globe” was a lighthearted freakout that found them dragging their fingers along a moving map of psych-pop textures, experimenting with an exotic blend of sounds that came together, almost as if by accident, into something distinctly theirs. It was a song-long reminder of that classic piece of Confucian wisdom: “No matter where you go, there you are.”
On “Clearinsight”, the boys are far more insistent, all physical without the meta. This latest came together relatively quickly in a jam session and the circumstances of its creation have imbued it with an improvisational immediacy. A brisk pop-rock beat provides some support for vocals that waver and crack over the verses and finally crystallize on the up-and-down two-note chorus.
The band says: “This song didn't really change much since the first demo. One day last December the metronome was clicking insistently at 170 while doing a classic jam of playing two guitars face-to-face. The intro guitar part was pretty much the first we played while jamming and the rest of the song was done in the stretch of the following hours. We really enjoyed the impulsiveness and to this day it still sounds fresh to our ears, a rare case in our history of making songs together.”