England’s twee pop band The Boy Least Likely To have released two songs off their upcoming new album. Both are sweet little ditties. “Balloon on a Broken String” finds the band minding similar territory to their debut album, The Best Party Ever. However, the lyrics mark a more grown up band. Rather than filled with childlike whimsy, the song uses the balloon on a broken string as a metaphor for the excitement of getting out of a relationship you didn’t want to be in. It’s sad for a few days, but then you realize, shit, I’m totally free and I can do whatever I want. Even if that means drinking PBR, going boxers only, and eating mac and cheese on your couch for seven straight days.
It’s a great tune and I can tell this is gonna be in heavy rotation straight through the spring. It has that feeling of a glorious spring tune.
“The Boy Least Likely To is a Machine” opens with a plucky banjo before segueing into perhaps the strangest sounding song the band has done. I think I like it, but it isn’t nearly as catchy as “balloon.”
The band also give a heads up about some things in a new blog post.
i think one of them might be a single before then as well. i couldn’t fit all of the title for ‘the boy least likely to is a machine’ into the text box when i was uploading the songs so i’ve had to abbreviate it to ‘tbllt is a machine’. it hurt me to do it.
and also there’s the new artwork. it’s the first of the characters that make up the artwork for the new album. it’s a bird and it’s been knitted from one of the drawings that my brother does. but i’ll have to post another blog about that tomorrow because it’s a long story and it involves pictures and a lot of explaining and i just wanted to post something short and simple today because we were putting the new songs up.
Sounds good. Look for the new album this summer.