Back in June Hands Like Houses released Space, their first single since their 2018 Anon album release. Now they’re following up with a second single, The Water and the announcement of a brand new EP, due for release on 23rd October 2020.
Speaking on the single vocalist Trenton Woodley explains how it had a special place in his heart from the moment it was written.
“I picture the protagonist as some beautiful, fantastical, strange and surreal sea creature that has come to live among us, but wants to go home,” he says. “I feel like the voice of this song is one that has done its best to make a place to belong, but knows it doesn’t, can’t or won’t, and is trying to say a heartfelt, honest goodbye.
“Of course, that’s not to say there’s not a piece of me buried in that voice. I don’t think you get to come this far in life without wondering if you really belong to this particular path you’ve found yourself on, if there’s not somewhere else or someone else you’re meant to be. The harder the times, the bigger the question becomes in your mind. When it comes down to it, it’s a song about closing doors and opening new ones.”
Listen to The Water below: