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L’Objectif investigate addictive love on “Burn Me Out”, announce debut EP

Leeds teens L’Objectif careened into consciousness back in March with their incendiary debut single “Drive In Mind”, and they return today with news of their debut EP; it’s called Have It Your Way and comes out in July through Chess Club. They’ve also shared a new single from it called “Burn Me Out”, with vocalist Saul Kane saying “The song is about dependency in a relationship and the constant cycle of habits that it entails, but it can be about anything that you rely on.”

Whereas “Drive In Mind” was more or less dead-ahead post-punk, L’Objectif have the opportunity to show off more of their diversity on “Burn Me Out”, which takes a more seductively swaying gait, the guitars sparkling rather than smouldering. Lyrically and vocally, Kane flits around, needling “she’s not in love / she cannot help herself,” with the coolness of someone who seems like they’ve seen it all. The band dextrously accompany this with bobbing rhythm and a lightness that accentuates the song’s teasing tone. A classy song in tone and execution, “Burn Me Out” reminds us that, while L’Objectif are still teens, they’ve been playing together for years.

Watch the video for “Burn Me Out” below, or listen on streaming platforms.

L’Objectif’s Have It Your Way EP arrives in July via Chess Club. You can find L’objectif on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.