SOUR release new single 'Separate Ways'

A trailblazing trio driven by a desire for uniqueness have released a brand-new single alongside a slick, monochrome music video.

Sour, a fresh-sounding, tradition-shattering band hailing from the ever-stereotyped county of Essex, have let-loose ‘Separate Ways’, turning pop lyricism on its head with a dose of realism and transparency.

Oozing with millennial woes, ‘Separate Ways’ - the follow-up to debut output ‘Oh No’ - refreshingly see vocalist Connar Ridd tackling the sometimes-confusing quest of sexual discovery, self-exploration, the pain of desperately wanting what you can’t have, and the misrepresentation of what love should and can be.

The three-minute, synth-laden single also acts as a rallying cry to those looking to obtain a sense of strength and defiance in the face of toxic relationships, cultural attitudes and circumstances, and the Mark Ronson-esque trumpets, exotic beats and funky bass lines - courtesy of bassist John Downham and drummer Sam Mumford - juxtapose the lyrical themes with a more upbeat sense of escapism.
‘Separate Ways’ certainly leaves a strong taste in the mouth, but thankfully, it’s far from a sour one.

‘Separate Ways’ is out now via Are You Ready Records and is available to stream or download on all the usual digital marketplaces.

Words by George King