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Bleach Lab grasp for mental stability on the run-down beauty “Talk It Out”, announce new EP

London quartet Bleach Lab released their debut EP in March, but today have revealed plans to release a follow-up before the year is out. Nothing Feels Real arrives on October 15 and features recent single “Real Thing” as well as today’s new offering “Talk It Out”. On the new song, singer Jenna Kyle says:

“Talk It Out’ started as a song about mental health and times when people should open up about their inner thoughts and anxieties. As the song developed, we approached it from a perspective of being run down so much by a relationship that you thought you loved so much but over time realising that it’s changing who you are, all just to make the other person happy at the cost of your own happiness.” 

“You talk / I cry” is the blunt opening line of “Talk It Out”, and immediately we feel the singer’s weariness; she’s got so little energy left that she can’t sugar coat the facts, and her partners words, no matter what they are, seem to clang straight off her nerves. Bleach Lab back up this tender state with lightly booming percussion and a wavering, watery guitar melody that speaks to the mixture of frustration and weakness. However, even as Kyle spirals down into the lowest of lows, singing “my life’s not mine”, there seems to come a kind of freedom in finally seeing the truth: that perhaps this isn’t working. From this point of clarity, “Talk It Out” starts gliding upwards, melodies and words both resounding with the certainty of a painful but pure truth, and Bleach Lab guide the song to a heartbreaking but important resolution: “I need to talk it out.”

Listen to “Talk It Out” below or on streaming platforms.

Bleach Lab’s Nothing Feels Real EP arrives on October 15 (vinyl pre-order). You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

They’ve also got these tour dates ahead:

8th October 2021 – Komedia, Brighton
9th October 2021 – Are You Listening?, Reading
17th October 2021 – Wild Paths, Norwich
20th October 2021 – The Lexington, London
22nd October 2021 – A Slow Education Festival, York

23rd Feb 2022 – Yes (Basement), Manchester
24th Feb 2022 – Head of Steam, Newcastle
25th Feb 2022 – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
26th Feb 2022 – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
2nd March 2022 – Omeara, London
3rd March 2022 – Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff
4th March 2022 – The Louisiana, Bristol
5th March 2022 – Dead Wax, Birmingham