Chubby and the Gang have returned with a brand new single.
Titled ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’, it’ll appear as part of a double A-side alongside another new track, ‘Life’s Lemons’, set for release on 7″ on 28th May.
Speaking about the track, frontman Charlie ‘Chubby’ Manning explains: “I wrote this song about social inequality. Not mine but the people I saw around me. I feel like the whole premise of poverty is presented like this game in which if you play your cards right you can escape. In reality it’s more like playing a game of dice when they’re loaded against your favour. Constantly being struck by lightning and being told that it will never happen again. I remember witnessing someone’s telephone voice where they had to change their voice when conducting business or applying for jobs so they don’t come across as if they are from a lower class.
“I wrote the last verse about that because it disgusted me that in a system supposedly created on meritocracy a human being has to change their identity to try and shake unemployment. I’ve had very few jobs that required me to go for an interview. No one really cares who you are when you drive a minicab or lay out cables so I’m lucky in that sense. But many people aren’t.”
So there we go. Both new songs will appear on a new album, set to arrive later this year.
You can check out ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’ below.