Soft Science is back with a double sided single. The first song, 'Sooner', is the second single from their upcoming album 'Maps' to be released in early June via Test Pattern Records. The B-side is a wistful-blue cover of Northern Picture Library’s (NPL) 1994 track ‘Paris.” This single evokes emotion as the band pulls from influences like Pale Saints and Catherine Wheel on 'Sooner' and presents a thoughtful, heart-wrenching tribute to NPL on ‘Paris.
"Sometimes lyrics are like therapy – Sooner is one of those songs”, explains Soft Science vocalist Katie Haley. “The lyrics for Sooner are an expression of how difficult it is to continue to push yourself in this crazy hectic world we live in. Sometimes, I feel like I loose myself in the barrage of daily news, the push and pull of work, and family obligations – it can all feel overwhelming to the point where I feel lost. Dealing with those feelings was the inspiration for this song.”
The B-side was originally recorded for the Sarah Records tribute compilation ‘Popkiss, TBTCI meets Sarah Records', in limited released via The Blog Celebrates Itself Records, the track has been remastered and, for the first time, is available in wider digital distribution.
released May 4, 2018
'Sooner' written by Soft Science
Recorded at Prairie Sun in Cotati, California | Engineed by Matt Wright Additional engineering and mixing by Tony Cale
Produced by Ross Levine and Tony Cale | Mastered by Eric Stenman at Black Bear 11 - Malibu, California
'Paris' written by Bobby Wratten, Annemari Davies, and Mark Dobson
Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Tony Cale in Penngrove, CA
Produced by Soft Science | Additional vocal by Becky Cale
Mastered by Eric Stenman at Black Bear 11 - Malibu, California