Track of the Day #832: Home Counties – White Shirt / Clean Shirt

Home Counties - White Shirt : Clean ShirtEarlier in the week Home Counties returned with their their most forward-thinking track yet. ‘White Shirt / Clean Shirt‘ sees the band continue to create their own brand of playful, wonky post-punk on this intense, chirpy synth-lead offering. In true Home Counties fashion, it’s an angular, eccentric track but this time the pace has been upped.

Speaking of the track, Will Harrison of Home Counties has said: “‘White Shirt / Clean Shirt’ began life as a guitar-orientated number that was a staple of our live set last year at our first shows, but then we had sort of fell out of love with it. Through lockdown, as we started experimenting more heavily with synthesisers and drum machines; we reworked the song with these new influences and it found a new lease of life.”

“The two singles are linked lyrically, both looking at working life under contemporary capitalism. ‘Yuppies’ was written about the destructive mentality of middle-class professionals – constantly wanting more success, more money and more consumer goods. ’White Shirt / Clean Shirt’ looks at the less aspirational, and more universal reality of office work. Ultimately, it voices a feeling of having ‘learnt to fall’, rather than taught to succeed – sinking into the safety net of unfulfilling white collar work.”

Listen to ‘White Shirt / Clean Shirt’ by Home Counties below and keep up with the band via the following links:

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