Sadboy

Album: Visions of a Life (2017)
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  • One of the later additions to Visions of a Life, "Sadboy" stemmed from a bizarre electronic demo that frontwoman Ellie Roswell came up with featuring de-tuned acoustic guitars and multiple character vocals. Drummer Joel Amey told Consequence of Sound how the band set about creating a live version in their rehearsal space:

    "The main body (or first half) was conceived fairly quickly but the later half had a few different incarnations from an instrumental version to a feature artist spot. It wasn't until sometime later when we were in a preproduction studio in LA and we were banging our heads together trying to work out what happens in that particular section when Ellie said to give her playback of the track and a microphone and she would ad-lib something

    In classic Ellie form she found a part that was both musically, lyrically and contextually perfect for the section within her first two takes and had all us lads jumping around the control room setting off our airhorn apps."
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