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STRABE have today premiered new single ‘Honey’, from their upcoming debut album How Our Love Grows, out on October 20th, introduced in style with ‘All My Heart’ (alongside a stunning, AI-generated video) & recent track ‘Memories’. Having gone viral for their first track ‘Best Worst Year’ – which surpassed 11 million streams over the pandemic – and dropped acclaimed first mixtape JUVENOIA, STRABE will launch the record at a London headline date at The Lower Third on September 14th.

 

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‘Honey’ is a dizzying dopamine-hit as inspired by the effortless disco of Kylie Minogue as that first rush of queer love. With lyrics that gifted How Our Love Grows its title, ‘Honey’ also continues to build the visual world STRABE have built around their upcoming record; this time, relocating their AI-generated selves from the Margate seaside of ‘All My Heart’ straight to the dancefloor (directed by Tom Furse, whose work includes the likes of The Horrors).

 

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STRABE are alt-pop duo Angelica and Emmet, whose debut album proves a bright, bittersweet exploration of grief, growth, gender, and personal evolution. STRABE originally met in the smoking section of Cork Music Festival, bonding over their eerily similar music tastes before quickly realising that they each represented the missing piece of the other’s creative dreams. Angelica, who is originally from Edinburgh, had pages upon pages of lyrics without a real home, while Dubliner Emmet had an electronic solo project without a voice tethering it all together. Back then, Angelica was on the run from themself without even realising it, grappling with both their sexuality and their dad’s death. Many of the earlier STRABE songs that formed debut mixtape ‘JUVENOIA’ tap into this shimmering sense of escapism, with the anthemic ‘Best Worst Year’ or ‘Life On Pause’ soon appearing prophetic for a generation whose own coming-of-age was seized by the pandemic.

A furiously prolific group, STRABE moved to London between lockdowns and set about making music IRL again at last. Before their first body of work had a name, it had a colour – a deep vivid blue, beaming out of the cyanotype prints that Angelica began making throughout the writing process, and percolating like rushing water through the genre-fluid production work of Emmet. With a sound that summons the wistful alternative-pop of bands like The Cranberries and The Cardigans – together with the emotive, electronic dance influences of Fred again or Romy – How Our Love Grows navigates those choppy waters of young adulthood: from the swelling highs to what happens when the wave breaks. In moments both euphoric and rawly intimate, one constant proves to be the tight friendship of Angelica and Emmet themselves, an opposites-attract bond allowing STRABE to weather whatever life throws at them.

 

Watch out for more from STRABE to follow soon.

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