Private Wars

Album: Chaosmosis (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This folk-influenced track features the honeyed harmonies of Rachel Zeffira, who is one half of the Cat's Eyes duo with The Horrors' Faris Badwan. Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillepie told The Sun: "Rachel and Faris are good friends of ours and moved in up the street from our studio. We just thought, 'Why don't we get Rachel to sing on this?' And it snowballed from there."
  • Better known for his political sloganeering, Bobby Gillespie sings here about letting go of anger and filling his heart with love. He admitted to NME: "It's a hard thing to let go, because I haven't let go of it! But I'm trying. Fifteen years ago I was like, 'Everybody's playing f--king roles! I don't trust anybody, I don't believe anybody.' And it was (My Bloody Frontman) Kevin Shields who said to me: 'Most people are OK; they're just trying to get through the day.' It was nice. Good wisdom from Mr. Shields."

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