Big Red Button

by Fragile Creatures

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Put your finger down on the big red button All your stars have inhibitions Held in check by their big ambitions Self-destructive demolition You live a little lie, live a little lie all the time (Life's too short to waste my time) You live a little lie, live a little lie and then you die (It's not what you say it's what you hide) The big red button The big red button Ooh, you're gonna lose You got every little thing confused Why'd you even try today Whispered doubts unfaced My future's been erased Why'd you even get out of bed today? Gathered up fragments of the life you shook You'd do anything to turn back the clock Pressed dried flower in the pages of a book The scent's still pure if you'd open up You live a little lie, live a little lie all the time (Life's too short to waste my time) You live a little lie, live a little lie and then you die (It's not what you say it's what you hide) The big red button The big red button Ooh, you're gonna lose You got every little thing confused Why'd you even try today? Every little thing you say Gets taken the wrong way I only ran a mile Instead of coming to your aid Why'd you have to run away? Why'd you tell me half the tale? In time things will be okay once again The big red button
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Fragile Creatures latest single, Big Red Button, available digitally from January 17th 2020. The third teaser single from their forthcoming second album, PUNK YACHT.

Combining rock, grunge, pop and catchy melodies, Fragile Creatures evoke the spirit of great musical innovators of the past, from Bowie to Blur and beyond. Resistant to the formulaic, going wherever their musical muse takes them. Hot on the heels of this Spring's Heart Beat EP, the band are gearing up to release their second album PUNK YACHT, with a series of DIY-recorded psych-pop singles. Big Red Button is the third release from the album, of which Kidd states;

"Big Red Button was written about the kind of person who kicks their toys out of the pram when things don't go the way they want - they cut their nose off to spite their face. Destroying things they love in knee jerk reactions. Telling themselves their lies are to protect others when they are in fact self-serving. The timing of the release is deliberate, as from the offset 2020 feels like its on a knife edge and someone is about to press that big red button. You can see these traits in a US president who orders an assassination in the midst of impeachment, or an Australian government who all but outlaw climate protest as their country burns. Britain is also labelling climate change campaigners as extremists lately, whilst spouting endless lies to prop up the expensive self-immolation that is Brexit. It is a personal song that feels deeply political in the context of current affairs.

This song was written to be cathartic in a dark time for me, it's a song the band love playing and has been a live favourite at shows for a while - I hope people have fun with it and don't focus too much on the doom and gloom, it is meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek!."

Here on Bandcamp fans can download not just the Big Red Button single, but also the original bedroom demo and a live version of the song, performed at Brighton's Concorde 2 in November 2019.

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released January 17, 2020

Adam Kidd – composer, vocals, guitar, producer
Aaron Neville - keyboards, vocals
Tom Alty - lead guitar, vocals
James Crump - drums
Adam Whittles - bass guitar

Aaron McClenahan - percussion

Recorded by Fragile Creatures, Portslade, UK
Mixed by Aaron and Tristan McClenahan in Limoges, France
Mastered by Alex Pettman, Debut Mastering, Bristol, UK

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Combining rock, grunge, pop and catchy melodies, Fragile Creatures evoke the spirit of great musical innovators of the past, from Bowie to Blur and beyond. Resistant to the formulaic, going wherever the musical muse takes them. Let yourself get swept up and join the adventure. ... more

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