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Egotist – ‘I Worry Too Much’

(Released August 19h 2022)

Emerging back in June from the claustrophobic confines of Manchester’s basement bars and venues, Egotist are an alt-pop outfit that both explore and relish the darker side of life, whilst keeping at least one foot in the light.

Debut single ‘God’ was a haunting, piano-driven ballad that showed Egotist as a band to keep an eye on. Now, coming soon off the back of said single, the four-piece return with their forthcoming new single ‘I Worry Too Much’.

Taking a different approach to its predecessor, ‘I Worry Too Much’ is four minutes of confessional alt-pop anthemia that brings to mind bands such as Bastille minus the camp theatrics.

“Being an anxious and restless person I can easily overload with emotion, especially when things go wrong” explains songwriter Joe Prior. “After different failed attempts of dealing with this at a particularly difficult time in my life I ended up seeking some kind of sedative, be it alcohol, drugs, sex, love whatever took away that angst. ‘I Worry Too Much’ is about a friend who was always there for me during the break downs and after the pills wore off”.

It’s a sombre subject matter, but in a testament to the band’s songwriting prowess, it’s handled with subtlety and understanding. Never once feeling overwrought, but always feeling both relatable and cathartic. And with further music in the pipeline, and live show announcements on the horizon, you can expect to hear much more from Egotist as the year progresses.

Egotist are:

Joe Prior (Vocals/Guitar)
Kirstie Rawlinson (Vocals/Keyboards)
Alfie Prior (Guitar)
Mark  Pinion (Drums)

Egotist – I Worry Too Much

Egotist – God

Egotist – Last Man Standing On Lovers Lane

 

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