Belfast duo New Portals challenges the stereotypical misconceptions that surround sobriety in their new single “Sober.” Built on intricate an intricate production, “Sober” has a melodic breathiness that falls between a whispery song and celebratory anthem. Ruth Aicken recites the words “I like to party when we’re sober” with a confidence that showcases her ownership over her happiness and sobriety. Stream below
“‘Sober’ is about your ‘desert island friend’, the friend where you would be perfectly entertained if you were stuck on a desert island with them. No need for external help to have fun, ‘Sober’ is a celebration of this type of bond that we all need.” New Portals explained.
The single is the follow up of the band’s debut EP Stereo, which received wide acclaims from media around the world and various radio plays. The duo has played in a number of festivals, including at SXSW 2017, and toured the US last year. As of now, the duo hasn’t announced any tour dates yet.
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