Van Houten preview new EP 'Home Alone Pt. 2' with woozy number 'Now And Then'

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The Yorkshire powerhouse that is Clue Records is set to share another stellar EP on September 10th as Leeds slacker-poppers Van Houten announce the release of 'Home Alone Pt. 2'.

Continuing to capture the lazy haze of sunny summer days with breezy flare, the five-piece have today shared new single 'Now And Then'; a calming, woozy number as well suited to a sunset stroll as it is the Van Houten live show - which you can catch in Middlesborough on 4th September.

Speaking about the track, Louis Sadler of the band elaborates: “This tune is about willingly being hurt by somebody, and dealing with being unfulfilled or neglected in order to keep this person around. It’s about feeling alone whilst being with somebody romantically, but not really doing anything to change the situation because you need them beyond your control or logic. I like to contrast sad themes in the lyrics with more hopeful and easy going instrumentals and I think this is a good example of doing so. I was listening to loads of old South American bossa nova tunes and I wanted to try and combine parts of the relaxed and effortless sound with our usual style and give it a light and poppy twist.”