SMUT – ” How the Light Felt “

Posted: September 16, 2022 in MUSIC

Smut are a band from Chicago, based around the song writing of Taylor Roebuck. Following the death of her sister in 2017, Taylor turned to writing to try and find a way through the “moment in which my life was destroyed permanently”. Stepping up to help her in her hour of need, her band mates ploughed on with making music to accompany her words, and in 2020 they released the acclaimed EP, “Power Fantasy”.

The band are now building towards the release of their new album, “How The Light Felt”, out this November via Bayonet Records. This week the band shared the record’s debut single, “After Silver Leaves”.

Written about a former toxic relationship, the song exists with almost deliberate contrasts, as Taylor explains, “the song sounds so happy, but I’m talking about driving someone to a hospital when they’ve overdosed. And having to detach myself and realize that maybe it’s not my job as a teenage girl to save some sad sack of a guy. I think a lot of young women will relate to that, unfortunately”. This dark tale is set to a soaring retro dream-pop backing, nodding to the likes of The Sundays as ice-cold vocals are drenched in glistening shoe-gazey guitars and shimmering New-Wave synth. “After Silver Leaves” feels like the perfect introduction to where Smut are right now.

Smut is Taylor Roebuck, Sam Ruschman, Andrew Min, Bell Cenower, Aidan O’Connor

“How The Light Felt” is out November 11th on Bayonet Records.

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