British alt-rockers Crawlers have released a new track “Hang Me Like Jesus.” The song is the latest track to be revealed from the band’s debut mixtape Loud Without Noise, which is set to be released on November 4.
“Hang Me Like Jesus” finds Crawlers singer Holly Minto exploring the grief she felt at the end of a relationship while struggling with her own mental health. Holly elaborates, “It was originally written about feeling like a burden to my partner when I was ill. After the relationship, I realized that I wasn’t being a burden, I was just trying to recover.”
Ultimately the process was a healing one. “Hang me like Jesus is obviously a metaphor, how Jesus felt like he was sacrificing himself for the sake of others. Which is what I felt like I did for this relationship. Not comparing myself to Jesus at all, but I really gave my whole self and expected nothing back because I thought I was in love. Hurts man. But hey, fell in love again, didn’t I?”
“Hang Me Like Jesus” is the fourth track to be shared from the six-track-wide mixtape Loud Without Noise following earlier releases “I Can’t Drive,” “F__k Me,” and “I Don’t Want It”. Angsty and assured as ever, the Liverpool quartet explore heartbreak, mental health, trauma, and politics through their own unique brand of emotive and experiential sonics.
When the band announced the project, they wrote on Instagram, “HOLDING THIS BACK FROM YOU GUYS HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT THING WE’VE EVER DONE… OUR FIRST MIXTAPE, Loud Without Noise IS OUT EVERYWHERE 28TH OF OCTOBER.”
“We want to thank you all for letting this happen with all ur constant [support]. This music contains our whole hearts. We want u to take care of [it].” In February, CRAWLERS celebrated signing with Polydor Records and Interscope Records by sharing a stripped-back acoustic live recording of their popular single “Come Over (Again).” The track originally featured on their self-titled 2021 EP, alongside tracks like “MONROE,” “Breathe,” and “Statues.”