Having shared the stage with the likes of Jake Bugg and The Cribs, vintage rock quartet Ego States make their return with ‘That’s Just Life’, fusing the new wave punk edge of bands like XTC and The Cure with the gritty brit-rock energy of The Kinks and Ocean Colour Scene.
When asked about the track, Ego States said: “Lyrically the song grasps the end of a relationship when moving on becomes a reality, but you are still constantly reminded by the moments you spent together. Certain songs, places, phrases; take you back to a happier time and an individual can find themselves in a state of confusion with their emotions becoming distorted due to their love breakdown. When recording the track, we wanted to capture the essence of Mersey-beat, so we decided to record at the George Martin Studio, Liverpool. The track flows with retro influence throughout, with Brit-rock guitar tones reminiscent of XTC to the rich backing vocals of The Beach Boys; as well as using contemporary production techniques to create a crossover of musical generations.”