Krush Puppies talk grief and relief on ‘Why’

In anticipation of the release of their debut EP, Krush Puppies have dropped second single ‘Why’. It follows up the EP’s title track ‘Love Kills the Demons’, and builds upon the jangly indie to suggest a more varied mix of sounds when the EP is released on May 6th via Holm Front.

As the band see it, “each song is an interpretation of transcendence”, and ‘Why’ uses this idea to describe looking back at a damaging relationship, as the bad makes way for good. As its contemplative first half winds into a spoken moment of forgiveness, the track is consumed by wall-of-sound layers of fuzz guitar and vocals. The latter crescendos seem like a direct result of what is described in the first half, mirroring the conflict between absorbing damage and the point at which you let go.

Though the sound may be sometimes heavy and perhaps melancholic, the pair of tracks strongly communicate the idea of positive change. ‘That’s what the debut EP is about; supporting, encouraging, and celebrating those you care about.’

The video accompanying the release of ‘Why’ is an extension of the grieving process for a past commitment. As vocalist Alexa describes it, “We wanted to do a sort of funeral for the video, we made a wreath with twigs, wax and roses that we released out into the sea, along with any heartache we might be holding on to. I guess it was kind of a final goodbye.”

Krush Puppies are clearly communicating cutting ties and moving forward. The video sees the band memorialising the past – when the bad outweighed the good – but ultimately finding relief in letting go and clearing room for the better.

Words: Dan Webster // Photo: David Luke Rees

‘Why’ is out now, taken from Krush Puppies’ forthcoming EP ‘Love Kills the Demons’ out May 6th via Holm Front. Listen to the track and watch the video below.

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