Operating relatively under the radar as she’s been gearing up to release her upcoming project, Deb Never has nonetheless been turning heads for some time. Her unique brand of alt rock has seen her collaborate with artists from Lava La Rue to slowthai, but now, she steps into the spotlight herself, sharing her jarring new single ‘Disassociate’. Taken from her highly-anticipated forthcoming release Where Have All The Flowers Gone?, the song marks a taste of what’s to come when the full EP drops this July and was officially premiered by tastemaker Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.
Noting that the track is definitively her “favourite song off the project“, ‘Disassociate’ introduces itself with a soft start to what turns into three minutes that might end up scarring you for life by the time that they’re finished. A dismayingly accurate reflection of what it feels like to grow up and have your flame flicker out, Never’s keen eye for capturing what we usually can’t put into words about the human experience is exposed in full force, displaying a disarming vulnerability as she enters this next chapter of her career.
‘Disassociate’ was preceded by singles ‘Someone Else’ and ‘Sorry’, both released over the last six months and greeted with unanimous praise from fans, critics and peers of Never. If the trio of 2021 tracks isn’t enough to satiate your hunger both for objectively good music and to hear more from the incomparable artist’s catalogue, she also shared her Intermission EP last year. Composed in the first few months of the pandemic quarantine and unveiled in May, 100% of proceeds from the release were filtered through to Direct Relief in an effort to provide direct support to healthcare providers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. You can listen to it and donate via Bandcamp here.