May 12, 2022 1 min read

Last month Watford-born indie rock bandNervus announced the release of their fourth album,The Evil One, set to debutJune 24 via queer, independent labelGet Better Records. Today they've treated us to "Rental Song," the second single from the forthcoming LP which follows the release of the hook-laden powerpop anthem, "Drop Out."

"Rental Song" features vocals fromInto It. Over It.’s Evan Weiss, a formative influence on the band — and satirizes the traps of credit and debt that rule society. There’s a jaunty XTC-esque touch, as the band utilizes the song’s catchiness to embed a subversive message. 

"The lyrics to this song are about the absurdity of the false choices we’re presented with regarding debt, credit, and property — so we aimed to tie it all together in a slightly disorienting, uncanny-sounding pop tune," explains Nervus frontwoman Em Foster. "With the exception of the most wealthy, we all lose, and all the ways we can lose are advertised to us as being aspirational ways of living.

“When we wrote the song, all I could hear in my head when the key change kicked in was Evan’s voice. I reached out and asked if he would be into doing the part, and he absolutely killed it. I’m a huge admirer of his work, so it’s really cool to have him on the tune.”

 

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