Sydney garage-pop favourites Flowertruck have today shared their fresh single ‘Pretending’, which soundtracks the announcement of a brand new album.
Dubbed Partly Cloudy, the indie band’s sophomore LP is due to arrive on September 2nd and will feature previously released singles ‘Crying Shame’ and ‘Sing Along To Your Life’.
“Like a fruitbat on a powerline, that main line just burst into my head”
The disc’s third lick ‘Pretending’ was engineered and mixed by long-time Flowertruck collaborators Bowen Shakallis and John Lee, and is described as an ode to “the painful measures of protecting yourself after being hurt by someone close to you”.
Lead singer Charles Rushforth explains: “I remember Leonard Cohen saying that there are two types of songs, ones that take twenty minutes to write and those that take two years”.
“I’d written the music for Pretending years prior, but I had to put it on the shelf after failing to
find any words that could fit the song.”
Rushforth says the words would eventually come very suddenly – after an experience last year where he rocked up to a children’s birthday party hungover.
“Like a fruitbat on a powerline, that main line just burst into my head – ‘I’m just pretending that you weren’t important’ – from there the rest of the song came together really quickly.”
Take the track for a spin above, or pre-save Flowertracks’s new LP Partly Cloudy right here.