London quartet Spector have unleashed their upcoming single ‘Bad Boyfriend.’ The track will be officially released on June 8 on Fiction, but is being hosted in a new exclusive preview by nme.com, here.
“I’m worse than a bad boyfriend,” sings frontman Fred McPherson, adding “I’m a good listener when it’s just me talking.” The song begins reflectively and then goes up a gear with a powerful and atmospheric chorus. The band performed the song at live shows last year and is now a highlight of their set list along with the other new songs ‘All The Sad Young Men,’ ‘Believe’ and ‘Stay High.’
“So many people I know, myself included, are selfish and preoccupied with the wrong things,” McPherson tells NME. “And though the internet’s meant to connect us, it feels like people are just getting more alienated, worrying about Instagram likes more than interacting with their fellow humans.
“A while ago my ex-girlfriend was pointing out how terrible I am, and I was just sitting there checking my phone and thinking about whether my band’s songs were good enough. I probably should have taken her thoughts on board and tried to better myself as a person, but instead I wrote ‘Bad Boyfriend’.”
Spector’s recent London show at the Lexington won a succession of rave reviews, including four stars (out of five) in the London Evening Standard, and 8/10 in the NME. They’ll play their third gig of the year in the capital on June 11 at the Dome. Tickets go on presale for fans at their website at 9am tomorrow (April 15).