Today we’re chuffed to premiere the first track from New Palace Talkies in over three years. The project of Tom Stevens, new song ‘Unnecessary’ is a tongue-in-cheek approach to the aftermath of a break-up. Filled with Stevenson’s electronic swathes and vocal layering, the song is universal in its vulnerability and marks a new era for the songwriter.
“This song was written during a phone call and was recorded in a couple of days after that,” Stevens says of ‘Unnecessary’. “I think its mostly in character, the mood flipping between sad-puppy pitiful and a bit sort of, cringe-worthy fury. Even the best pop songs can be very serious, and break ups are the absolute classic, serious pop song subject. I wanted to do something a bit funny.”
Listen to ‘Unnecessary’ below and head to the New Palace Talkies Facebook page to keep up to date with more announcements.