The London-based band PREP has unveiled their brand-new single “Carrie”. This is the third single dropped from their upcoming album, after “Pictures Of You” and “On And On”. A music video for the song has also been released.
“Carrie” is an energetic track, with upbeat keys and drumbeat, but which lyrics reveal a certain melancholy, as stated by Tom Havelock, the band’s frontman and vocalist: “the song is pretending to be a lot happier than it is. It makes me think of someone sitting down a bit drunk at a pub piano, trying to turn all the shit they’re going through into a hazy singalong”.
The group is an international foursome, composed of Dan Radclyffe, a born in Brazil and raised in London hip-hop producer, French drummer and house DJ Guillaume Jambel, Welsh keys player and classical composer Llywelyn Ap Myrddin and London vocalist, frontman and singer-songwriter Tom Havelock.
The band has been formed in 2015, and each member has previously collaborated with big artists: Kasabian, AlunaGeorge, Geroge Fitzgerald, Celeste, Odyssey, amongst many more.
About “Carrie”, Tom Havelock, explains: “this was one of the last bits of recording we did for the album – the lockdown strings from North Macedonia. We were video linked up to the conductor, looking from behind his visor out over this enormous, beautiful 1970s radio studio with 16 string players spread over the area of a football field”.
This release follows the announcement of their forthcoming self-titled album, due out on October 30.
While you await the album, we’ll let you listen to the song and watch its video right here: