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BRITISH BAND NEW HOPE CLUB RELEASES “CALL ME A QUITTER” AND “WHATEVER”

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Latest summer sizzler from their forthcoming new album
written by Blake, George and Reece – produced by Blake

 

New Hope Club steps up as one of Britain’s biggest pop bands

 

Following UK TOP 5 debut album, over 2.5 BILLION global streams
and a huge international fanbase

 

 

Photo credit – Clare Gillen | Download press images here

 

 ‘Call Me A Quitter’ music video premiering on 18 August on
New Hope Club’s
YouTube channel

 

17 AUGUST, 2022 (TORONTO, ON) — British band New Hope Club have released the summer sizzler single ‘Call Me A Quitter’ and ‘Whatever’, out today via Island Records UK. Listen here.

 

The new songs – written and performed by Blake, George and Reece – showcases the band’s extraordinary musical evolution and most searing, honest lyrics about relationships. This new era also marks Blake’s debut as a producer, developed under the band’s mentorship with multi-platinum, award-winning US producer and songwriter Ross Golan (5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5).

 

‘Call Me A Quitter’ is a sunny uptempo that masks how the band feels they could be making more of an effort in their long-distance relationships. “Maybe I’m a little too comfortable. I dropped, I dropped, I might have dropped the ball and then let it roll… I know, I know she’s becoming part of the furniture, and if I take a sit back and ask myself if I’m doing enough then I’m probably not,” they sing.

 

The companion track ‘Whatever’ – produced by Blake – is a summery break-up bop evoking the grooves of Earth, Wind & Fire tempered with the band’s laid-back delivery. The pointed lyrics sit somewhere between the exhale of letting go and the bitterness of its resolution. They sing, “You’re still wearing my T-shirt, but with some other guy, ‘cause it shows off your features. Does he know that it’s mine?”

 

New Hope Club said: “We feel, as a band, that this is the most personal song we have ever released. We are nervous for everyone to hear it. ‘Call Me A Quitter’ came about when we were sat in the back of a cab in London, talking about how we were struggling with relationships during the pandemic. It was a kind-of therapy session for the three of us to write down how we had all been feeling. The song is mostly about the self-realisation that we can do better in all aspects of our life. This was the song and moment for us to change that around and not quit on what we had worked so hard for.”

 

Following the release of their UK Top 5 charting debut album in 2020, the band returned with the single ‘Girl Who Does Both’ and ‘Getting Better’ (BBC Radio 1 Best New Pop) earlier this summer – both have achieved over 3 million combined streams so far. The single earned praise from the Official Charts, describing it as “brimming with self-assurance and the confidence of musicians transitioned from teens to young men”.

 

Having written and performed together since their teens – and all still only 22-years old – New Hope Club is starting a new chapter with greater clarity on their creative purpose. Inspired by great British bands they grew up listening to like The Beatles, The Stone Roses and Oasis; but there are magic touches of classic sounds all over a treasure trove of new music – from sunshine 60s LA pop to reggae rhythms. Blake, George and Reece are making music that resonates, whether they write about relationships, transitioning into adulthood, or simply to spark joy.

 

The trio had gone from playing local pub gigs in Manchester to growing a devoted global fanbase, selling out headline shows everywhere from Los Angeles to New York, London to Seoul and Tokyo. They have amassed over 2.5 billion global streams and over 260 million YouTube views, and even caught the attention of K-pop superstars V of BTS and The Stray Kids.

 

The band have plenty of new music still to come. They recently completed the US leg of their “Getting Better Tour” – which included stops in New York and Los Angeles – rocking custom designs on stage by British designer Daniel W Fletcher.

 

Blake will be making his acting debut, playing Sir Paul McCartney in the eagerly anticipated Brian Epstein Beatles biopic Midas Man; for New Hope Club 2022 is only getting better and better. 

 

Photo credit – Clare Gillen | Download press images here

 

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