Dave Grohl-approved punks Kills Birds drop new single, Rabbit, recorded at Studio 606
Young punk trio Kills Birds have dropped a powerful new single, Rabbit.
The track opens up the band’s upcoming second album Married, which is due out on November 12 via Royal Mountain Records and KRO Records. The 11-song LP was recorded at Dave Grohl’s own Studio 606 by invitation of the Foo Fighters man himself, after he became a fan of their self-titled debut (as did Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, so they really are in good company here).
Discussing Rabbit, Kills Birds vocalist Nina Ljeti explains that the lyrics are “about the experience of being in an abusive relationship with a powerful person. To be with someone who was praised by the public, but hurt you – and others – in private really eviscerates your self worth. There’s nowhere to turn for help. Like many people who share this experience, this particular relationship defined the majority of my young adulthood, and I’m still dealing with the emotional consequences of it.”
Guitarist Jacob Loeb adds: “Rabbit was the first song written for the new album. Despite being one of the harder-hitting songs on the record, it was originally written on an acoustic guitar at Nina’s house. The goal was for the chorus to have an almost disorienting quiet/loud dynamic which really came to life when we plugged in and all practiced it for the first time. We tried to make the chorus start so quietly that the listener feels like something went wrong with their speaker and has to kind of lean in to hear Nina singing before the repetition of ‘How could I?’ abruptly and violently re-enters, startling them and making the emotion visceral.”
Check it out below:
And see the full tracklist:
2. Cough Up Cherries
9. Good Planning
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