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By Wednesday Unveils Atmospheric New Single 'Hitchcock Hero'


Manchester-based quartet By Wednesday has returned with their latest indie-pop single, 'Hitchcock Hero'.. This track builds on the band's signature sound, weaving layered, reverb-tinted guitar riffs and plucky bass lines over a tight, swaying drum beat. 'Hitchcock Hero' captures a melancholic yet thoughtful tone, enhanced by descriptive lyricism and understated vocal delivery, reminiscent of early Bloc Party and The Smiths.


Conor, the band's singer and lead guitarist, explains the song's genesis: "Rob (our bassist) recorded an idea at home and uploaded it to our shared Google Drive. We each developed our parts, and at band practice, it quickly evolved into a progressive track. The song revolves around a moody bassline that intensifies as other elements build around it, driven by a dynamic drum beat. It reminds me of Interpol's songs, where each instrument adds a unique flavor, creating a cohesive whole."


Lyrically, 'Hitchcock Hero' explores themes inspired by Alfred Hitchcock films, where the protagonist is often falsely accused and pursued. Conor describes the song as reflecting on individuals who see themselves as perpetual victims, despite their flaws - a relatable narrative for many listeners.



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