The track is the first new music shared by the band since their 2017 EP Almost Instinct, Almost True and marks a bombastic return by the Hull four-piece.
Written a mere 72 hours before the band was due to enter the studio, the single captures a caustic grit and barbed urgency that, in being honed to laser beam precision, feels like a natural progression from their previous work.
Gurning bass and pounding drumbeats introduce the track before their incomparable energy is unleashed, guitars shrieking, synth wailing and limbs no-doubt flailing. This unprecedented addition of 80s synthesisers brings extra nostalgia to the band’s rattle-stomp punk, bringing a (brief) glimmer of respite and optimism to their relentless maelstrom of anarchic noise.
In a similar sentiment to its sonic component, "Dead People Are Easier to Love" touches upon despondency as a young person and trying to seek truth in a world that is preoccupied with falsities. “After wandering home from wherever I had been, I noticed a blank billboard, which rather amusingly someone had tagged,” shares frontman RW Preen. “I guess we live in a time where culture is so celebrity-driven and popularity accounts for happiness, it’s easy to romanticise that a blank billboard appeals to you. There’s truth and guilt in that we don’t appreciate something or someone until they’re no longer present.”