Sprints unveil details of their ‘A Modern Job’ EP, out on Nice Swan Records.
Lyrically, ‘Modern Job’ finds singer Karla Chubb at her sardonic and angry best, detailing her own personal wish list: “I wish I had the guts / I wish I had the gall / I wish I had a girl,” all set to cascading guitars and a formidable rhythm section; working in unison to create unrelenting tension, all the while echoing the subject matter Chubb explores in her lyrics.
On the new single, Karla offers the following: “‘Modern Job’ is a critique of modern existence but also an exploration of growing up queer. In your formative years, you are bombarded with media, books, news that depict what a ‘normal’ life should be. Grow up, fall in love, get married... long live the nuclear family.
“By contrast when you grow up queer all these ordinary things can seem extraordinary, out of reach and in some parts of the world, illegal. It leaves you feeling lost, excluded and confused. I wanted ‘Modern Job’ to capture those feelings; chaotic energy, loneliness and longing of normality while trying to find acceptance within yourself.”