by Emily Duff
Newcastle indie up-and-comers, Spilt Milk are set to release their latest single 12 Weeks. After just releasing the hit, Moving Target, earlier this year, 12 Weeks is a highly anticipated new track.
A different vibe for the band, 12 Weeks takes on a slower acoustic sound in contrast to their usual high energy indie-pop tracks. Opening with a soft almost muffled guitar riff from Isaac Nolan this gets louder as lead singer, Oscar Nolan’s lead vocals take centre stage. The battle between the two is gentle and takes time to progress rather than clashing and increasing in passion as their usual songs do. With no use of drums the track is a completely different sound to what listeners are used to but makes effort to give focus to the beautiful vocals of Oscar that are appreciated in each tune they release.
With romantic lyrics like, “My eyes light up when I see your face like I’ve never seen it before”, 12 Weeks is a heartwarming ballad. Sticking with the themes heard in their other two singles, 12 Weeks reference local experiences that their avid listeners can relate to – especially considering the song’s focus on the recent lockdown in which everyone can fully appreciate.
With a video already created and set for release on the same day as the track drops, it is clear that the band’s creative energy has been fully put into this track. Teasing beautiful sunsets behind a rural setting, the video seems to emulate the calm energy of the tune.
Spilt Milk have demonstrated their versatility with the release of Week 12 and I’m excited to see what they do in the future.
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