Declan Welsh & The Decadent West have shared a new track, ‘First To Know’.
It is the latest reveal from their upcoming second record, ‘2’, set for release on 27th October via Frictionless Music.
Preceded by lead tracks ‘I Don’t Know Why’, ‘King Of My Head’ and ‘Mercy’, the Glasgow four-piece have recently completed a mini-UK tour, following on from a string of sold-out shows (including their biggest ever headline gig at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom), whilst having also seeing their ‘It’s Been A Year’ EP longlisted for 2022’s Scottish Album of the Year Awards.
Detailing the track, Welsh revealed: “It’s a song about feeling as low as you can and wanting out. About giving up. The “go”-ing in “if I was ever to go you know…” is a permanent exit. It’s a glib chorus, using that kinda under statement to make quite a scary point. Sometimes when we can’t find enough reasons to carry on for our own sakes, it’s the people we love that keep us hanging on. The music is chilled, the lyrics are heavy. I like the juxtaposition.”
You can check out ‘First To Know’ here: