Blondes hail from Nottingham, England and “The Basement” is the second single released in advance of their In Separation EP, due out July 14th. Blondes have received prior acclaim from BBC Radio 1 for their other single off the EP, “Love in the Afternoon.” This one, however, started as a demo during lockdown but soon found its wings betwixt going back and forth remotely. When asked, the band said:
“…it’s a song about feeling isolated and looking for a way out, which I imagine was a very well known feeling for everyone at that time.”
Deliciously layered guitars with a thumping bass line keep this song fresh and interesting. While some have (rightfully) compared these effects to The Cure, “Basement” leans in more of a dreamy indie-pop sound (think mid-era Turnover) but still captures the creeping isolation we all experienced during the Covid-19 lockdowns.