Last we heard of post-punk darlings Desperate Journalist, they had premiered the video for track one off of their upcoming album Grow Up—Hollow. The london based band have begun the new year by following up with the premiere of track number 2— the jangly sonic roar of pertinacious pop that is Resolution.
The lyrics seem to be a meta-deconstruction of New Years Eve—a celebratory event we all tend to take for granted.
Singer Jo Bevan Explains the apt timing for the track’s release:
“The song was written in a hotel room after a New Year’s Eve party when I was feeling particularly peculiar, unable to drink and on a lot of codeine. NYE is obviously an unusually heightened time to feel completely out of the loop with a group and when that happens to me, like everything else I can’t really cope with, I romanticise it into filmic fragments.
The countdown to midnight was dramatized massively by the band we were watching (as is standard), and I couldn’t escape fixating on teenage thoughts like: how many cliched repetitive conversations/Fun Times you have with people on Significant Days of the Year, how emotionally awkward the midnight kiss was for so many of us, the people making big pointless romantic gestures, and the general warm frenzy of everyone else from the weird cold bubble of where I was. So broadly speaking, the song is about being detached and overstimulated”
Hear “Resolution” below.