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Divorce cheese through disgrace on second single “Pretty”

Nottingham’s Divorce kickstarted things quite spectacularly with their spry debut single “Services”, an infectious amalgamation of a lost Toadies song and the slight twang of country golden oldie (the band did cite The Felice Brothers as an influence). Suffice it to say, follow-up single “Pretty” continues that upward trend of sounding both fresh and familiar.

Duetting between Felix Mackenzie-Barrow‘s Arab Strap-like drawl and Tiger Cohen-Towell’s sanguine lilt, the song tells the tale of two lovers under public scrutiny, clinging desperately onto their mutual devotion amidst the shitstorm.

Mackenzie-Barrow: “The two characters in this song are holding onto each other despite scrutiny and humiliation. It’s a portrait of two tortured people set inside a makeshift ballad about preserving one pure thing in an insane world. This is the biggest love story since ‘Bee Movie’ (2007, Dreamworks).”

Watch the playfully choreographed, VHS-styled video for “Pretty” below. Find the song on streaming services here.

“Pretty” is out on Hand In Hive. With more hopefully coming soon, make sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.