Home Counties have shared their new single ‘Village Spirit’, a jaunty indie-pop tune inspired by murder

It's a cut from the group's upcoming EP, due in February via Alcopop!.
Photo credit: Tatiana Pozuelo

Home Counties have shared a new EP teaser, ‘Village Spirit’.

It’s the latest cut from their second EP ‘In A Middle English Town’ – the follow-up to 2020 debut ‘Redevelopment’ – out on 11th February via Alcopop! Records.

“The song is based on a book by historian Alain Corbin, Village of Cannibals, which is about the murder of a nobleman in late nineteenth century France,” singer Will Harrison explains. “Based on rumours, the whole village was whipped up into a frenzy and ended up brutally torturing and murdering the nobleman. The lyrics focus on the contrast between positivity of place-based collectivism, and the meaning it can bring, and the often tragic consequences of it. It’s a really messed up story, and contrasts what is probably one of our most gentle and melodic songs.”

Check it out below. The band are set to hit the road for a headline tour next month, too.

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