English punk rockers Creeper have posted a new single being called “Poisoned Heart,” which appears on the act’s second album ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’ which drops on July 31st on Roadrunner Records (pre-order).
A press release announcing the track states:
As demonstrated by the eclectic nature of their recent singles, CREEPER deliver a fresh and unexpected twist on their sound with “Poisoned Heart’.” Will Gould’s blackened baritone initially echoes the dark romanticism of Nick Cave, before the song’s power-pop hook takes flight. Lyrically it fits perfectly into the band’s new narrative, with a declaration of love from lead character Roe to the already-betrothed Annabelle.
This song was the first we had written where we’d experimented with a baritone lead vocal. Inspired by Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave I attempted to sing in a way I had not before, combining this with a country sensibility we had established via a piano and acoustic guitar. Lyrically this song sits in the second act of our narrative, our protagonist is realising what it is to feel for the first time.
Stream “Poisoned Heart”: