Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble shares new Almost Nothing single ‘Instant Love’: “There are infinite possibilities with music, so keep making them”
11.08.2023 - 10:39
Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble has shared his new solo single as Almost Nothing, ‘Instant Love’. Check it out first on NME below, as Woomble also tells us about his new project, supporting The Walkmen, and what’s next for the Scottish cult rockers.After launching his new “genre-fluid” electro-tinged project under his new moniker with the new single ‘Anything Whatever’, now Woomble has shared the elegiac but “positive” next taster of his next album with ‘Instant Love’.“It’s not a song that defines the record but is a really good indication of what’s to come,” Woomble told NME.
“It’s got bits and pieces of the music that will follow, and lyrically captures what I’m trying to do – which is inject positivity but weave sadness through it.“We aim for positivity. I get pulled away or sidetracked sometimes by melancholy, even just in verses.
Quite often, my work has these quite anthems and likely choruses, then the verses are quite introspective and melancholy – think about ‘American English’ or ‘Architecture in LA’ from my last solo record. On this record, ‘Instant Love’ is very much like that.
It’s quite optimistic and has a positive feel, but in the verses, I’m talking about reality disintegrating and things like that. Lyrically I’m quite interested in that – aiming for something, but then on the way, you get trapped by another thought or feeling.” Woomble continued: “Even the name Almost Nothing walks the line between positive and negative, as do the lyrics and the mood.
When the record finishes, you feel like it was positive and wasn’t languishing anywhere in worry or sadness. It’s a record that makes you feel good.”“It’s a strange weakness! I’m trying to keep it really quite basic but also quite memorable.”To launch the
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