The Most Immaculate Haircut

Album: Love Letters (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was inspired by the New Zealand psychedelic pop musician Connan Mockasin and his pristine blonde hair. "I was born to be the drummer – then it doesn't matter what you look like," frontman Joe Mount told NME about his own thatch of untameable curls. "If only I could pull that kind of thing off, but I can't. When people have amazing haircuts and become iconic because of their hair, that defined look will see them through for their entire career."
  • Mount originally planned this to be a duet with Connan Mockasin about his hair, but the New Zealab#nder was on the wrong side of the world at the time, so the duet never happened. This left a gap in the song, which Mount filled with some pool-side noises. He explained to NME: "The splashing sound you hear is actually a very elegant dive by my girlfriend on the first family holiday we had after my son was born."

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