Body Type are back with ‘Holding On,’ another bloody fantastically, addictive cut from their forthcoming second LP, Expired Candy, out June 2 via Poison City Records. The single also welcomes the news of their upcoming Europe / UK tour, including their addition to both Rock Werchter and Roskilde Festival lineups.
Written via shared voice memos passed back and forth across state borders, ‘Holding On’ is a soaring, hook laden track, smeared in hopeful knowing melodies and sprinkled with joyous life affirming choruses, where the protagonist’s longing and messy, “monsoon” emotions are kept afloat by friends and the aphorisms passed down by family members. Lead vocalist and guitarist Sophie McComish of the Australian group says that “Holding On’ came from a particular time and space but it has evolved into a personal mantra of sorts. “I’m a quadruple Virgo so I find it a challenge to relinquish control and embrace uncertainty. Sometimes the only thing that’ll get you through though is the passing of time, and it’s cool to just submit to that and trust that the outcome will be the right one.”
Bassist Georgia Wilkinson-Derum expands on this, sharing that, “This song is a product of writing at a distance. Just like that, time ends up passing very discreetly until what you’re left with are quiet, hopeful memories that arm you for the future.”
‘Holding On’ also comes with a new music video. Watch it below, directed by Nick McKk (Julia Jacklin, Camp Cope) and filmed on the land of the Wurundejeri Woi-wurrung people. Inspired by the one-shot effect of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Come Into My World’ visual, the passing of time and moments of elation as showcased in ‘Holding On’ is brought to life.
Throughout Expired Candy, Body Type revel in the space they’ve carved out and assert that there’s no time like the present. It’s sweet, acidic, tough and undeniable all at once, and speaking to the forthcoming release they reveal that, “Expired Candy is filled with hope, love, and danger, dancing with delicious uncertainty. In pursuit of joy we dreamed up songs about mothers, sisters, dogs, nans; family tantrums, forward motion, falling in love, platonic or romantic, with someone or self. Heart breaks, tooth will shatter, but she’ll be there when it really matters. Flirty, feral and defiant, just how we like it. From our wild heart to yours, Body Type.”
‘Holding On’ marks the next taste of new music from the band since their previous single ‘Miss The World’ and the release of their independently released, Australian Music Prize-nominated debut album Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising.
23-Fitz Rit @ The Curtin- Naarm/Melbourne
29 – Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, BR
30 -Roskilde Festival-Roskilde, DK
1 -Stadsgårdsterminalen, Stockholm, SE
3 July-Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
4July- La Boule Noir, Paris,FR
5 July- The Lexington, London, UK
6 July- YES Basement, Manchester, UK