Fresh from releasing latest track “Does It Matter?” back in May, Melbourne punk icons Clowns are back with their latest single, sharing the explosive “Sarah” today.
A blistering exploration of how love can be the most addictive of all emotions, the track sees the band go through the ups and downs of the experience – going from falling in love, to figuring it all out, and ultimately struggling with the hold it has on you.
Recorded with producer Woody Annison (The Living End, Screamfeeder) at Melbourne’s Red Door Studios, and co-written with Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, One Direction), “Sarah” is as powerful and exciting as any of Clowns’ previous tracks, featuring an exciting indication of what is still to come from the group.
“I’ve never met a Sarah that I haven’t liked,” explains vocalist Stevie Williams. “It’s a great name which seems to breed excellent qualities in people. That being said, the Sarah we are referring to metaphorically in this song is the hormone serotonin, and oh boy, is our Facebook relationship status ‘it’s complicated’.”
“Our new song ‘Sarah’ explores the idea of how love can be like a drug. Dizzying highs and soul destroying lows. It can elevate your life to heights you never knew were possible but can at the same time be life crushingly addictive. We all love Sarah, don’t we? But what happens when she goes away? Why does she go away so often? How come we are so smitten in her presence and yet so surprised when leaves, especially after a life long history of this ambivalent behaviour? It’s love and lacklustre for all of us with love and Sarah.”
Fittingly, the track also comes accompanied by a music video which sees Clowns showcasing the intense nature of their live shows, with director Nick Manuell capturing the action at Big Door Studios.
“The new video clip for our song Sarah rocks so hard that it was made it illegal in many countries,” the group explained. “Watch at own risk!”
While Clowns are currently on track to hit the road later this month to kick off their national “Does It Matter?” tour, the group also opened up pre-orders for a the vinyl edition of their new singles, released as a double A-side when it ships later this year.
Clowns’ “Sarah” is out now.
Clowns “Does It Matter?” Tour Dates
Supported by C.O.F.F.I.N
Saturday, July 31st
Blacken Open Air Hale, NT*
Friday, August 6th
Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Saturday, August 7th
Jive, Adelaide, SA
Friday, August 13th
Crowbar, Sydney, NSW
Friday, August 20th
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: The Corner Hotel
Thursday, August 26th
Eleven Dive Bar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday, August 27th
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday, October 23rd
Halloween Hysteria @ Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, QLD*