Snug Slacks

Album: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds John Grant taking the persona of a creepy, rather hopeless lothario. He told Uncut: "I'm a confident but slightly clueless sleazeball who thinks he's got it going on."
  • John Grant explained the song's meaning to Mojo: "Snug Slacks is about self-loathing, it's about objectifying other people, it's about sex, it's about the denial of the self and worshipping beauty, and being willing to make a fool of yourself in order to have that beauty. But it's still quite funny!"

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