WITH their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘W.L’ out next month, The Snuts have released one of its featured tracks ‘Somebody Loves You’.
Premiered on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show last night, the infectious new single came to life after frontman Jack Cochrane noticed the words ‘Somebody Loves You’ spray-painted all over Glasgow. Cochrane took the message and channelled it into a feel-good indie anthem for the masses. A far cry from the raucous indie-rock we’re used to hearing from the quartet, it’s a love song about checking in on those closes to us.
“Three simple words: ‘Somebody Loves You’, spray painted all across my city. It is a simple but powerful reminder,” Jack said of the track. “As the days disappeared into months, I noticed myself and everyone around me scrambling to stay in touch, to check up on each other. There was something really special about this to me. I don’t think anyone really saw that coming. It shouldn’t take a global pandemic to remind us how important the people we care about are, but I’m kind of glad it did.”
The band have also teamed up with the Scottish Refugee Council to create an uplifting new video for the track. Shot on mobile phones around a sunny Glasgow, the video follows the lives of people who are directly affected by the efforts of the charity. The band have donated the video budget to the Scottish Refugee Council and will also donate all proceeds from the single.
Speaking of the video Jack said, “When our record label asked what we’d do if they gave us the full video budget, immediately we decided to use our platform to help bring attention to the Scottish Refugee Council here in Glasgow. The song for us is a universal message of love and compassion and the work of this charity and others like it is something I am particularly inspired by.” He continued, “It is exactly this sense of an expanding and welcoming community spirit we hope to portray with this video”
‘W.L’ comes out on 19th March via Parlophone Records. The Snuts have a massive UK tour booked in for 2021, including three sold-out shows at the Barrowlands.