Cultures – ‘If I Could’
It’s been almost a year since Cultures released their last single ‘I’m Not Alone’, a lot has happened in that time, both on a national scale, but also on a personal level for the band. Though not having spent that time wholly quiet, a handful of gigs keeping them visible across their native Manchester, that period of time ‘away’ has allowed the band to take stock and hone their sound.
The first taste of this more focused material comes in the form of ‘If I Could’, three minutes of shimmering atmospheric indie pop that builds towards a hugely cathartic and optimistic conclusion, offsetting the track’s initial sombre and subdued nature.
“Its a reflection on life and losing someone you love close to you and seeing them go through pain,” explains singer Josh Spivey, and though the first half of the track certainly harbours and inherent heartbreak, the warming sense of optimism that permeates the track’s second half is inescapable.
It’s a sense of optimism that permeates the band too. Having put a quiet year behind them, Cultures are now gearing up to enter 2023 with a bang. With more singles in the pipeline, not to mention future shows both in Manchester and further afield, the band’s sights have been focused, and we can expect to see much more of them over the coming 12 months.
Josh Spivey (Guitar/Vocals)
Tom Deegan (Bass/Vocals)
James Saunders (Drums)