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The Vegan Leather drop “The Hit” – a bop

Scottish art-pop band The Vegan Leather have announced their upcoming debut album, Poor Girls/Broken Boys. Almost three months before the album drops in October, we have its first single – “The Hit”.

According the band’s vocalist Marie Collins, “The Hit” is from the point of view of “a woman of feeling passive and commodified”. “I then started to think about how this is also true for artists. Art/music that has real integrity or intrinsic value is often turned into something commercial” she continues.

Evoking the rushes of New York City, “The Hit” title alludes both to sexual violence and the capitalist pressure of producing a hit song. According to Marie Collins, “the pressure to be perfect” is what is at the essence of the song’s tensions. Musically, the track beautifully works with pop, disco, electronica and rock elements. For example, taking inspiration from Arcade Fire and Phoenix, the track’s classic synths provide a nostalgic feel. Secondly, the band then wrote drum rhythms which warmly evoke the styles of Chaka Khan and David Bowie’s Low. Also, the passionate vocals by Gianluca Bernacchi and Marie Collins work perfectly together in creating the track’s energy. All in all, the chorus’ pop hooks wonderfully tie all these elements together, thereby creating a catchy and tightly-produced track.

What’s next for The Vegan Leather?

For the past year, The Vegan Leather has been having an amazing time. Having performed at The Great Escape, TRSNMT Festival and Electric Fields, they’ve entertained thousands live. They have also supported Paolo Nutini and Phoenix, and now, the only way is up for this exciting band.

Poor Girls/Broken Boys will be released this October via Midnight Pink/Believe Digital. The Vegan Leather will also be hosting an album launch party at the iconic King Tut’s in Glasgow on 2nd November. Click here to get tickets!

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From Sophia with Love x 

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