Now Playing: 0171 – 'SMTHN RL'

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Photo by Daniel Alexander Harris

Hackney duo 0171, featuring Joe Bedell-Brill and Georgie Hoare, have shared their brand new single 'SMTHN RL', which is the second track to be unleashed from their upcoming debut EP.

'SMTHN RL' sees the duo reflect on feelings of longing and intimacy, especially in a world that's losing touch with real-life human interaction. This is not only explored in the track's words but also in the production — with the smooth beats battling with the beeping of a phone, as if the beeping is disrupting a moment.

On the track, they said, "We like to sing about nostalgia, looking back at your life, memory, and how that shifts and changes. We’re building memories upon memories, storing them, and then forgetting about them. Like the pile of old phones, you have in your parents' house. Or all the stuff you’ve made, which you record on hard drives but leave in a room. There are all these forgotten fragments that were once part of who you were. We try to put those things at the centre of our music.”

The third and final track from the EP is set for release on May 17th — until then, hit replay and find yourself lost in 0171's latest gem.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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