Look Left

Album: Evil Spirits (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • Written by Damned drummer Pinch as a love song to the human race, this lush ballad was released as a single from Evil Spirits, the band's first album in a decade. The record was produced by Tony Visconti, who is best known for his work with David Bowie.
  • Pinch explained the song's meaning to Louder Sound: "While everybody's looking left, what the hell is happening right? Tough subject matter is easier to digest when coated in honey rather than vinegar and the message in this song is so important, I couldn't risk it being a throw away aggro punk tune that was immediately overlooked. I see it more as a love song to the human race. The future is here, and until you awaken your mind, I'll wait for you."

    Vocalist Dave Vanian added: "The weird thing about Pinch is, he listens to the most obnoxious music a lot of the time – all the real hardcore punk stuff – and he a very loud drummer, too, but then he goes and writes this great big show tune – like a massive ensemble cast coming on to sing at the end of the play!"
  • The song's music video was filmed at the legendary Camden venue, Koko.

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