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HAARM’s Psycho-Tropical New Single ‘Take Me Away’ Out Now

21st April 2020

Liverpool alt-pop songwriting team HAARM are pleased to reveal their latest single ‘Take Me Away’, released 17th April 2020 via all good digital service providers.

A stark juxtaposition to their usual sombre fare, ‘Take Me Away’ is a “psycho-tropical” sunshine anthem packed full of steel drums, feel good vibes, and escapism—the perfect sonic remedy for a springtime bursting into life whilst being stuck inside the house.

“We’ve predominantly written more melancholy songs in the past,” explains vocalist Jen Davies. “Our lyrics are usually centred around themes of isolation, self-destruction, failed relationships—all a little too close to home at the moment. ‘Take Me Away’ is intended as a moment of euphoria; a release from those thoughts. Of course, we wrote it several months ago now, but it feels more important than ever to have written something uplifting in the current situation.”

Whether it’s read as a conversation between friends, or lovers, the track’s surrealist instrumentation and gospel-influenced middle 8 packs a religious undertone, with the repeated chant of “I felt you and I know you loved me” expressing faith in human connection.

Produced and mixed by Al Groves (Bring Me The Horizon, Paris Youth Foundation, Michael Kiwanuka) at the legendary Motor Museum recording studios on Lark Lane, Liverpool—which has given rise to smash hit records from The 1975, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, and many more—the track is the second of two singles that the trio have worked on with Groves to date, and was mastered by Mike Marsh at The Exchange.

The artwork for the single once again comes from long-time collaborator and ex-Hot Club de Paris front man Paul Rafferty, who also recently announced his new Doomshakalaka solo project on Moshi Moshi Records.

The two previously-released singles from the band’s latest batch of tracks—‘Dahlia’ and ‘Tell Me What You Want’—both saw success on the airwaves, added to Radio X and XS Manchester evening playlists, with huge support from BBC Merseyside and Amazing Radio, as well as playlist additions and spot plays across a wide range of specialist online and regional shows.

Unfortunately, the band’s recent announcement of two rare live performances, one as part of fellow Scousers Circa Waves’ Circafest, and the other a very special intimate hometown headline show, are both now cancelled pending reschedule.

‘Take Me Away’ is out now via all good digital service providers.