Their first single of their forthcoming record, All The Sad Young Men has made its mark as a brilliant new offering from Spector, going down a treat with fans (you can read our words on the track here). They’ve sufficiently whet our appetites with the track, and follow up Bad Boyfriend keeps the bar high. Set to impact on June 8th via Fiction Records and coincide with the band’s third London show of the year at the Dome on June 11th, Spector are setting themselves up for a promising summer.
Bad Boyfriend is another melancholic number, bare with honesty – think of The Vaccines, Peace or old Plain White T’s in terms of lyricism – that often dips into tragically painful. Lines such as “the light at the end of the tunnel is a train / life is short and full of pain / you always read the last page first / so you’re ready for the worst” somewhat remind me of that High Fidelity quote (and, yes, I’m quoting the film, not the book) – “what came first, the music or the misery?”
Profound sadness aside, the track is still an infectious one, with a delicate instrumental suiting the demand of Fred Macpherson’s vocals.
Listen to Bad Boyfriend below.