Big Special drop introspective new single ‘Black Dog / White Horse’

Big Special release 'Black Dog / White Horse,' a contemplative single exploring the journey from darkness to hope, ahead of their debut album.

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Ahead of their eagerly awaited debut album Postindustrial Hometown Blues, Big Special have released a new single, ‘Black Dog / White Horse,’ wading into themes surrounding mental health and salvation.

The single precedes their UK tour and summer festival appearances, as Big Special’s journey continues to gather momentum. Of the new track, frontman Joe Hicklin shares, “It’s about trying to figure out how to reach out when feelings of guilt and shame take hold…It comes from a thing I wrote years ago…because the little bird loves the snake and won’t see it defeated, for whatever reason.”

The forthcoming album, Postindustrial Hometown Blues, is described by Hicklin as “an album about depression” in its various forms. He elaborates, “The album offers no answers, it is just an honest expression of a working-class experience in modern England…a story of rumination, realisation and reaction.”

The band’s sound, encapsulating a blend of raw energy and nuanced storytelling, has already caught the attention of audiences and critics alike. With a tour starting imminently, including a sold-out show at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, Big Special are poised to make a significant impact on the music scene.

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