Listen: Pawws – “Outside”

25 Sep

Pawws Outside

How long ago was July? It feels like no time at all as that was when we (finally) first heard the wonderfully uplifting poptacularness of Pawws and her utterly fantastic ”Slow Love”. Time has flown by since then with the track on repeat and our frantic attempts to work out if we can host a gig and see her perform (without missing any of our acts) at a different venue on the same evening at Norwich Sound and Vision, and now (with that dilemma as yet unresolved) we have more Pawws music to fall in love with.

Vocally Lucy Taylor is sounding quite Madonna-ry and “Outside” sees her embracing a darker side, a beautiful melancholy even. The beat is gentle but unrelenting, like a nagging realisation waiting to burst forth, something you can feel but can’t quite articulate. A heartbeat pulsing softly as the blood of love slowly stops flowing. It’s like watching the midnight of a relationship with perfect star-speckled clarity, there is hope in Taylor’s voice despite the uncertainty of her future, ”Will I ever get love again” she wonders. But in the end, being left on the outside of a dying relationship is better than being trapped on the inside and the coolness of the delicate pop feels refreshed and optimistic, freed at last and able to look in and see all that previously had been hidden.

”Slow Love” (released alongside “Time To Say Goodbye”) is out now on (limited to 300 copies) 7” vinyl single via ASL Records and can be ordered here. Pawws live dates can be found here.

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