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One True Pairing returns with the brand new single, "Frozen Food Centre"

21 November 2023, 11:43 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

One True Pairing – AKA former Wild Beasts songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Fleming – has returned with the brand new single, “Frozen Food Centre”.

Produced and mixed by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Lankum, black midi, caroline) at Dublin’s Hellfire Studios and featuring Cormac MacDiarmada of Lankum on banjo among a cast of Irish instrumentalists, “Frozen Food Centre” is a poignant small-town vignette about childhood and adulthood, where home is a place to escape and there are ghosts in the aisles of supermarkets.

“There's a Chris Marker quote, ‘I have been around the world several times, and now only banality interests me’," Fleming says. “Places that aren’t on the map and may not ever be. Well-kept gardens, ring roads, clusters of identical houses. Ghouls ten years your senior seeping out of the cracks. They know your name and your habits, drifting under the floodlights in the car park.”

Following the story of many unnamed characters, the accompanying short film directed by James Hankins is dark, cold and grey, yet at the same time, a poignant visual depiction of unwavering human strength and the tireless will to carry on. “The heroism and resilience of people constantly amaze me,” says Fleming. “How rich their lives are and how little we see of them. You never really escape your fate. Not really. Thank you to James Hankins for creating this for me.”

"After spending a few months fighting mould in my real life home, I decided to bring that same stress and worry into these characters' lives too," Hankins says.

"Frozen Food Centre" is out now.

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