pinkpirate has shared ‘Can We Talk About The Past Instead?’, the third single from their upcoming EP, ‘i don’t want to grow up boring’.
The Sussex-born singer’s new track explores the nostalgia of childhood through a confused and slightly lost lens.
On the new single, pinkpirate shares: “I wrote ‘Can We Talk About The Past Instead?’ about the fear I’ve always had about growing up. I wanted it to be the fun song on the EP, inspired by Charli XCX and other more ‘avant-pop’ artists.
“I’ve always wanted to talk about my anxiety surrounding growing up within a song and I think the lyrics capture the ideas around the pressure to grow up and not be boring or simple, but simultaneously about how once you get to a certain age, you don’t really seem to matter to society anymore (especially on social media),” she adds. “The song originated as a bit of a joke as one of my friends wanted to scream on a song I wrote, so I got her to send me audio of her screaming and then wrote the first verse around that…”.
‘Can We Talk About The Past Instead?’ arrives with a nostalgia-yearning music video, too.
You can listen to ‘Can We Talk About The Past Instead?’ here, and watch the music video below:
It follows previous singles, ‘Daisy’ and ‘Do You Want It All?’ from pinkpirate’s upcoming EP, ‘i don’t want to grow up boring’, which will be released on October 28th via [PIAS] Recordings.
You can pre-save the EP here, and the full tracklist reads as below:
2. Can We Talk About The Past Instead?
3. Do You Want It All?
4. Made My Mind Up
5. Still Feel Down