South London’s favorite punks Shame return and share the new video for its single “Snow Day.” The track is off the band’s highly anticipated sophomore release Drunk Tank Pink (Dead Oceans), which is set to be released on January 15, 2021, three years after the release of the group’s stunning debut, Songs Of Praise.
The video shares drone footage shot in the Scottish Borders, where the band wrote Drunk Tank Pink. The rolling, snow-covered hills make a befitting backdrop for the atmospheric build of “Snow Day,” with frontman Charlie Steen’s somber and introspective opening words making way for the storming twists and turns that arrive throughout. There’s no posturing, just a direct and empowering delivery by booth Steen and the band.
The song is carried by the rhythmic, unrelenting drumming from Charlie Forbes, with chiming guitars that dictate the mood changes and push and pull the song into different directions. Steen’s lyrics dovetail with the music all the while; from its reflective opening to the snarl of its highest points. Undoubtedly it’s the band’s most musically ambitious release to date; a symphony in a song. Charlie Steen explains: “A lot of this album focuses on the subconscious and dreams, this song being the pivotal moment of these themes. A song about love that is lost and the comfort and displeasure that comes after you close your eyes, fall into sleep, and are forced to confront yourself.”