London quartet ISLAND taps into the incessant dilemma we face in growing more mature but at the same time holding onto our youth with their latest single “Octopus.” Unlike their conventional DIY style, the band has teamed up with producer Mikko Gordon (Thom Yorke) for the new single. As a result, we see the band experimenting with novel patterns, structures, and rhythmic detours in the new song. Along with the single, the band has also shared the video for it where we get to see them do the most unexpected activities at the beach:
Speaking of the single the band noted, “‘Octopus’ describes the feeling of looking back on rebellious teenage years from a time where an impulse to cause trouble has been replaced with new sentiments. It’s about the conflict felt as a musician between wanting to grow older and wiser and wanting to stay young, and it asks if we as a world are only interested in stories, and whether normality is something to be desired. A world in which you might be persuaded to change yourself to fit in, like an octopus changes colour to adapt to its surroundings. The song ends by flirting with the idea of reverting back to old ways, and getting back to making trouble.”
“Octopus” is out now via Frenchkiss Records.