We Reviewed The New Single From The K’s – ‘Hometown’
Indie, at least since the ’90s, has always been about escaping from a humdrum existence, finding magic in the mundane, and aspirational ideas that, more often than not, go unfulfilled. From Oasis to The Enemy, The Courteeners to The Twang. Each harboured a working class relatability that resonated with their fans on a deeper level than most.
This is something that The K’s understand implicitly. Hailing from suburban Merseyside, the four-piece know exactly what it’s like to try and find some form of excitement in an otherwise monotonous work week. It’s something their fans know too.
For that reason, ‘Hometown‘ is the band’s most relatable single to date. Four and a half minutes of soaring indie rock that explores ideas of living for the weekend, and the hedonistic ways in which people opt to escape the mundane, only to wake up in debt and regretful.
It’s a scene we can all relate to. And though painting a bleak bigger picture of working class British life, The K’s succeed in encapsulating the excitement and the camaraderie that goes hand in hand with such weekends. Guitars explode from the get go, soon joined by frontman Jamie Boyle’s instantly relatable lyricism.
Indeed, that such a narrative should be this resonant speaks volumes about the current state of things in the UK and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. Yet with ‘Hometown however, The K’s have managed to make things feel a little more brighter, that little more optimistic, and god knows we could all use a little bit more optimism at the moment.
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