TV Priest are back! And, quite devastatingly, better than ever. The new single “One Easy Thing” is melodic and haunting, a new sound for the band without a doubt, but they have only gained substance. None of singer Charlie Drinkwater’s intelligent, witty diatribes have been lost in the growth. Dare I say it, this brilliant track could be penned by Morrissey back in the good old days of The Smiths.
And the video is darkly hilarious too. Charlie plays a beleaguered 15th-century knight on his return home from battle — soon after, a solo danse macabre ensues. Monty Python eat your heart out. The “One Easy Thing” video was helmed by previous band collaborator Joe Wheatley (“Decoration”, “Press Gang”) and shot on 16mm black and white stock by the director of photography Kristof Brandl. The song is available today worldwide on DSPs from Sub Pop.
Charlie says of the single:
“Writing ‘One Easy Thing’ was key to unlocking a more direct and personal approach to our songwriting. It’s about dealing with the small things of everyday life; the anxiety, pressures, and battles inside your own headspace — and not being afraid to show this in our songs.”
“One Easy Thing” further ushers in a new direction for the band and will appear on TV Priest’s forthcoming new album, due out on Sub Pop later this year. It follows the recent “Lifesize” b/w ”All Thing” single (their contribution to volume 6 of the Sub Pop Singles Club), and “Uppers”, the band’s acclaimed, full-length debut, both released in 2021.
The band will follow the winter’s UK headline tour with new dates set to be announced alongside further details of album two in the near future so watch this space!