PREMIERE: "Willa" the first single from London punx Fresh's new album "Withdraw"
London punx Fresh are back with Willa the first single taken from their sought-after second album Withdraw, released on 7th June this year.
Quickly following their self-titled album last year, the band have made a name for themselves, sharing stages with the likes of Camp Cope, Milk Teeth and Nervus amongst others.
Fresh love emo, shredding, touring, oat milk, and using friendship to fill a gaping uncertain hole inside of all of us, and we think their new single will do just that!
"I wrote Willa after we’d finished a longish tour,” explains lead vocalist Kathryn, “ and I was thinking a lot about my identity on stage and how, through playing music, I’ve gained confidence. I still struggle with feeling worthy or ‘good enough’ but I wanted Willa, as a loud song with fuzzy riffs, to capture that kind of ecstatic, post-show high feeling you get when you’ve truly had a good time performing, when you feel really invincible. It’s also got a lot of frustration in the lyrics because I can’t change how the rest of the world sees me as a woman and I often feel like women can’t make the art they want to make without ti being fetishised or tokenised. I want to be acknowledged as a musician and that’s it! The song is named after Willa Cather, an early 20th century American author who’s writing I love. She’s got quite a fatalistic style and I wanted that “whatever happens, happens” vibe to go into the song."
You can now pre order the new album Withdraw from Specialist Subject Records here.
Kathryn’s lyrical themes touch on love, anger and independence, and see her writing lyrics more freely and confidently, this time around.
"I wrote many of these songs after of touring and travelling. They’re about feeling alone and then finding solidarity, trying to love yourself more, and being very sweaty.
I pushed myself a lot more in terms of lyrics on this record. I tried writing every night and made a conscious effort to censor and question myself less when composing the songs. I also tried to write with other people in mind. Normally these people were friends, which put me in a more compassionate headspace. I was also influenced by Willa Cather, and cognitive behavioural therapy."
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Catch Fresh playing the Saturday of Ladyfuzz Festival this year in Brighton in May.