Hugh Harris from The Kooks has gone solo with his new single, ‘Earth Like You’.
Billed as his opening chapter, he says of the light and airy tune: “When I was young I used to get these crazy high temperatures and hear loud noises and feel like my limbs were larger than they were or I was sinking through the ground. That’s kind of continued into my adult life.
“The way I deal with that is to imagine it’s some kind of communicative thing with another species and that, in a really strange way, helps to relieve the stress of it. That song came from that feeling, then I invented the story of someone falling in love with an alien, but they can’t be together because the alien doesn’t want to live on planet earth until we can learn to look after each other, feel love, and take care of our planet. So they have to travel to different worlds to settle.”
Give the song a listen below, and keep an eye out for more to come. The Kooks’ most recent album ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’ came out in 2018.