Doncaster duo Guest Singer have announced their new EP Divine Psychic Hotline.
‘Puppy’ is a quintessential example into the duo’s world, sonically and thematically. Made up of Jake Cope and France Lahmar they compose dark party songs – taut pop hooks, glitchy bass lines, new wave guitar stabs and electronic dance are soaked in the combustible elegance of Cope’s vocal delivery. On this latest single he is exploring the naturally ingrained vs. cynically intentional nature of human goodwill:
“This came from my reading of Humankind by Rutger Bergman. In it he talks about the rise of the Homo Puppy and raises the idea that we have been bred to be inherently good. I guess the song questions whether that is the case, or whether we have learnt to use kindness to ensure there is something in it for us.”
The duo’s enigmatic nature is intentional, without being severe. As they explain:
“It’s always been a fun idea to be able to offer a bit of mystery to how we present ourselves. Expectations from the name, on how we sound etc. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to make the intrigued work a little. When they realise what it is, then comes the surprise or the disappointment. Both is welcome. As is life really. “
Check out the visualiser for ‘Puppy’ below.