Truth

Album: Loving in Stereo (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • This slice of mid-2000s indie rock is a new sound for Jungle. While recording their third album Loving in Stereo, the neo-soul duo determined to accept whatever happens in the studio, and "Truth," which takes influence from mid-2000s bands like The Strokes and Kings of Leon, came quickly.

    "I think that song is a return to the roots of our friendship – that that song isn't far from a Strokes song at all," producer and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Lloyd-Watson told NME. "That song came together in 10 minutes – I think it's testament to how we were writing and recording this record. With our second album, we took six-months-to-a-year to write a single track, and these tracks… were just waiting there for us. It's like trying to paint a masterpiece; the more you try and perfect it, the shi--er it becomes."
  • The song represents the mindset Jungle had while writing Loving in Stereo. "In the past we might have been too scared to release 'Truth' because it's 'not what Jungle is,'" Lloyd Watson told The Sun. "But when you realize it's just fear that prevents you doing stuff like that, life becomes less stressful."
  • Lyrically, this is about the feeling of finding someone who means more than anything else in the world. "It's a song about realizing that you love somebody," explained Lloyd-Watson to Apple Music, "and getting over those trust issues in the beginning of a relationship to ultimately realize that you only want to be with them."
  • Jungle released this as their fourth single from Loving in Stereo. It became the duo's second song to reach the Top 40 of Billboard's Alternative Airplay chart following 2014's "Happy Man."

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  • Gordon from UkGood song but isn’t the melody just the vaccines' "dream lover" speeded up?
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