Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Beths - "I'm Not Getting Excited"

Photo by Maison Fairey
We've been gigantic fans of The Beths for a while here at If It's Too Loud... Their blend of 90's inspired indie rock but on the pop side of things just hits us perfectly. Their latest single, "I'm Not Getting Excited" ratchets up the indie rock side of things a bit more than usual, so I for one am even more on board! "I'm Not Getting Excited" starts off with a fuzzed out guitar riff that drones on for maybe too long, maybe just the exact perfect length of time. (Spoiler: It's perfect). Other instruments seem to come in more slowly on their own time until this fully formed rock song just takes over, but, since this is still The Beths, it's filled with undeniably catchy pop hooks. 

Elizabeth Stokes (vocals/guitar) says of the song:

People always ask ‘are you excited!?’ and it's a fair question, because exciting things do happen to us sometimes. Support slots, overseas tours, music releases. Stuff we've dreamed about for years. So the correct answer is always ‘yes.’ But the truth is that deep down there's a tiny Liz saying, ‘don't get excited.’ She is certain that anything good that could happen will most likely not happen, because of a freak accident. Or because somebody finally realises that we aren't worthy, shouts ‘phony!’ and takes everything awayI wrote 'I'm Not Getting Excited' last year, well before everything really did get taken away. From everyone. It feels like the song has a new context, but we don't know what it is yet. And now we all share a blurry, uncertain future.

You can watch the video for "I'm Not Getting Excited" below. Since this is The Beths, make sure you actually watch the video since they're one of the few bands out there today that consistently makes great videos. Jump Rope Gazers, the upcoming album from The Beths, will be out July 10 on Carpark Records. You can pre-order the album here. For more on The Beths, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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