Song of the Day: The Murder Capital – Ethel

The Murder Capital’s first album ‘When I Have Fears’ had all its songs written and recorded within the first 9 months of the band knowing each other. Now, with ‘Gigi’s Recovery’, the band had to learn to navigate their personal relationships through the relationships they harnessed with these new songs. Without knowing what these songs would sound like, the band knew what they wanted them to feel like – and worked backwards from there – “We had this slightly tongue-in-cheek mantra at the near-beginning of writing this record, it was – the evolution will not be compromised. This kept us on a course, even when we didn’t know where we were going”.  And that’s exactly how The Murder Capital ended up with an album that is both totally pure and yet completely confident in its direction.

What happens when we hit the word ‘Exist’? It’s as though the line jolts itself into Existence. This collapsed word marks a change in rhythm, giving the line a new heartbeat, a new life and new meaning. In a way, this opening mantra comes to represent what The Murder Capital mean by ‘Gigi’s Recovery’. For them, ‘Recovery’ is to feel changed: it means returning to a place of strength, “perhaps a strength you never knew you had” and this transformation is wrapped up in their identity as a band and as individuals. Enjoy Ethel!