English Teacher Tackle Imposter Syndrome, Race & Love In “R&B”

There’s a lot of substance in this song

Photo: Sara Carpentieri

UK quartet English Teacher offer a rich meditation on coping with imposter syndrome, racial identity, and romance in their latest alternative single “R&B.” Exhibiting the raw elements of garage along with grungy edginess, “R&B” coats you with gauzy distorted riffs that yield a moody and buoyant harmony. Check it out:

Speaking of the track, the band shared: “‘R&B’ is about the cyclical, productivity-diminishing paradox of low self-esteem and imposter syndrome-induced writer’s block that then fuels low self-esteem and imposter syndrome. It’s also about racial identity and putting the love that you have to offer a potential romantic partner back into yourself.”

“R&B” is out now via Nice Swan Records. The band will also be playing some virtual and in-person shows in the upcoming months, so don’t miss them:

13th-14th May – The Great Escape Festival (online)

12th Aug – Record Junkee, Sheffield (w/ FEET)

13th Aug – Deaf Institute, Manchester (w/ FEET)

25th Aug – YES, Manchester (Nice Swan showcase w/ Hallan & Jaws The Shark)

31st Oct – Bootleg Social, Blackpool (w/ SPRINTS)

10th Nov – Oporto, Leeds (w/ SPRINTS)