London punks Crows have been riotously tearing through venues in the UK for the last half-decade, slowly playing better and better shows until they caught the ear of IDLES’ James Talbot.
"I saw them play at the Louisiana in Bristol a few years ago and both the performance and the quality of their songs blew me away,” says Talbot. “Everything about them excites me; so when I heard they were looking to release an album, I had no choice but to chase them. It's a dream to work with them."
Talbot signed them to his label Balley Records to release their long-awaited debut album, Silver Tongues, released in March. Our Song of the Day is the record’s lead single, “Chain of Being,” a propulsive pounder that comes with a moody, symbolic video by Veronique Charlotte. Crows frontman James Cox says this about the song:
“I’ve a strong emotional link with this song. It is talking about the similarly strong emotional link people have with religion and how many use it as a crutch to not deal with their problems or feelings and instead blindly leaving everything up to a higher power. I understand of course that religion for some people is a source of peace but what I dislike is how religion can in turn also prey on their vulnerabilities.”
Below, watch the video for “Chain of Being.”