Alex Evans

Divorce share seething alt-country ballad “Eat My Words”

Ahead of new EP Heady Metal – out November 17th via Gravity/EMI – Nottingham alt-pop marvels Divorce unveil “Eat My Words”, a swerving dust bowl ballad that could pass for the band’s version of a Tom Petty song. While previous Divorce songs have featured harmonic tête-à-tête’s between the band’s main songwriters Felix Mackenzie-Barrow and Tiger Cohen-Towell, “Eat My Words” is decidedly focussed on the former’s frame of mind.

“The song scrutinises my emotional responses to situations in which I’ve been uncomfortable,” says Mackenzie-Barrow of “Eat My Words”. “And where I’ve come away from those situations with frustrations about the things left unsaid, sometimes for better, sometimes not.”

“Eat My Words” continues Divorce’s tradition of juxtaposing lyrics and melody in fun and interesting ways: the song’s roots rock leanings may appear charming and placid, fraught and venom become harder and harder to contain within Mackenzie-Barrow and Cohen-Towell’s unfettered vocal harmonies.

Watch the video – made with recurring collaborators Clump Collective – below, and find the song on streaming services.

You can preorder your copy of Heady Metal here ahead of its November 17 release.

Revisit our Q&A with Divorce here.

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