Now Playing: The Ninth Wave – 'I’m Only Going To Hurt You'

Friday, June 19, 2020

Photo by Nuala Swan

Glasgow-based band The Ninth Wave has revealed yet another impressive single, this time coming through with ‘I’m Only Going To Hurt You’. The track is the second to be shared from their forthcoming EP Happy Days!, which is set to be released on July 31st via Distiller Records. The single also comes after news of their AIM Independent Music Awards nomination for 'Best Independent Album' for their debut 2019 album Infancy.

The origins of ‘I’m Only Going To Hurt You’ stems back to a poem Haydn Park-Patterson wrote approximately a year ago called ‘My Severed Heart’ — with the poem forming the basis of the pre-chorus and chorus. On the track’s meaning, Park-Patterson said, “The song itself is centred around an internal conflict faced after realising the difficulties of a relationship that seemed to be damaged even before it was allowed to flourish.”

Before reaching its final form, the track experienced a few different iterations. Park-Patterson notes, “Since then it’s been dragged through different arrangements, keys and styles until we almost decided to scrap it. It wasn’t until Calum, Kyalo and Millie reimagined the backbone of the song that things fell into place. The main rhythmic elements of this song were made on Millie’s Elektron Digitakt, using field recordings of scrap bits of metal that surrounded the studio.”

Listen to The Ninth Wave’s spellbinding new single ‘I’m Only Going To Hurt You’ below.

Written by Amy Smolcic 


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