But new song ‘Pure’ tells a completely different story. It’s the trio’s first deep sea dive into darkness, centred around mist-soaked synths and ‘Nikes’-style pitch shifted vocals. “How can it hurt when it feel so good?” Jessy Rose raps, in the middle of double-edged-sworded relationship. There are still traces of Hare Squead’s optimism-first mentality, but more than anything this is proof the group can work in any kind of territory.
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‘Pure’ is taken from new EP ‘Season 2’, following debut EP ‘Supernormal’ and a head-turning ‘Herside Story’ edit from D.C. rapper Goldlink. Listen to the new track below.
Catch Hare Squead live at London Birthdays on July 26.