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Listen to Methyl Ethel’s “Fresh and Free Spirited” New Single ‘Talk Louder’

It’s only a few months since Jake Webb – aka Methyl Ethel – released the project’s fourth studio album, Are You Haunted? But Webb is back with a new single, ‘Talk Louder’. In a press statement, the Perth producer and multi-instrumentalist explained he wanted to make “something fresh and free-spirited, without too much thought.”

In that way, ‘Talk Louder’ is a “reaction” to Are You Haunted?, which Webb says he worked on for around two years. “The whole song, lyrics and all came out very stream-of-conscious, nothing was written down. For me, they reflect a certain ‘caught in your own head’ feeling that, I suppose, was partially the impetus for the music to begin with.”

Listen to Methyl Ethel’s ‘Talk Louder’

Are You Haunted? arrived back in February via Future Classic, after being previewed with the singles ‘Neon Cheap’, ‘Matters’ and ‘Proof’, the latter of which was a collaboration with fellow Perthian Stella Donnelly.

“There are these spirits, memories of our old selves, our younger selves, parents, generations past whose deeds, actions, successes and failures shape us,” Webb said when announcing the follow-up to Methyl Ethel’s 2019 album Triage and 2020’s Hurts to Laugh EP. “We all have these ghosts that linger in our present predicaments.”

Next week, Methyl Ethel will perform at Splendour in the Grass, sharing a bill with the likes of Gorillaz, The Strokes, Tyler, the Creator, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Glass Animals and more. Set times were released last week – check those out here.

Further reading

Love Letter To A Record: Methyl Ethel On Björk’s ‘Vespertine’

Methyl Ethel Announce New Album ‘Are You Haunted?’, Share Stella Donnelly Collaboration

Methyl Ethel’s Jake Webb Is Not Taking A Break From Creating Any Time Soon

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