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Listeners Left to Wonder where Goodbye will
Lead in The Silent Boys’ Latest Single, “Last Time”
February 14th, 2020: Even some of the best relationships are met with moments of uncertainty. In the Silent Boys’ single, “Last Time,” set to release March 20, 2020, it is unclear whether this “goodbye” song will lead to a “farewell” or a moment of forgiveness. For couples who experience this back-and-forth ritual, the notion of “falling from you means falling for you” will no doubt resonate.
“The lyrics track generally to a couple who is struggling to reach a harmonious understanding,” says bassist Michael Click, “always dealing with something that is pulling them apart or bringing them together.”
The Silent Boys were once a constant part of the Richmond, Virginia alternative music scene, playing the local club circuit from the mid-‘80s until 1991. Dietz reformed the group in 1999 after the release of several Silent Boys songs on various indie record labels. Since then, he has continued to write infectious songs with a nod to the guitar pop greats of the ’80s—The Feelies, REM, The Smiths, The Go-Betweens etc. with a sound, as one writer noted, comprised of "Ultra-melodic lead guitar, strumming acoustic, snappy drums, and expressive bass-lines that propel finely crafted pop songs, brimming with lyrical optimism." Although the line-up has shifted over the years, The Silent Boys currently consist of founder and rhythm guitarist Wallace Dietz, longtime lead guitarist John Suchocki, drummer John Morand, and bassist Michael Click.
Since reforming the band in 1999, Dietz has been the sole songwriter. This particular song, however, originated as a phone recording by guitarist Suchocki that was snubbed by Dietz and hijacked by Click, who added new lyrics and instrumentation on his guitar in the style of the Silent Boys. During production, Suchocki took the liberty to secretly craft what has become the song’s featured double entendre, setting up the possibility for a positive conclusion to the protagonists’ toxic dance. If relationships require collaboration to survive then surely the Silent Boys are on their way to a fruitful future. … so as for what the future of the couple in “Last Time” looks like? The Silent Boys will leave that up to the listener.
If relationships require collaboration to survive, then surely the Silent Boys are on their way to a fruitful future. … so as for what the future of the couple in “Last Time” looks like? The Silent Boys will leave that up to the listener.
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For fans of: REM, The Smiths, Joy Division
RELEASE DATE: "Tilt-A-Whirl" (Single + Music Video) - February 21, 2020
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