Now Playing: 0171 – ‘Automatic'

Friday, May 22, 2020
Photo by William Spooner

0171, the joint experimental electro-pop duo featuring Joe Bedell-Brill and Georgie Hoare, have returned with their first offering of the year with their newly released single ‘Automatic’. Last year saw them release their incredible three-track debut EP Red Light, which was a poignant exploration of human connection by the duo. ‘Automatic’ is the first track to be shared from their untitled sophomore EP, due at some stage in 2020.

On ‘Automatic’, 0171 reflect on the tedious balancing act of being swept up in your worries and learning to let go, instead, adopting a nihilist mindset — this is captured in the contrast between the monotonous nature of the vocals and the sweeping nature of the synths.

0171 said on the track, “Our music can make us feel so powerful, and at other times lost and anxious — so the songs reflect that - a disorientating mix of confidence and sadness. In ‘Automatic’ we are moving endlessly onwards, away from our own anxieties — fragile mother of pearl kids in the whirlwind. We choose a defiant nihilism over anxiety, no matter the cost. And when everything clears around us, we have just each other left.”

Check out ‘Automatic’ by 0171 below.

Written by Amy Smolcic