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Song You Need to Know: The Buoys, ‘Lie to Me Again’

The track is set to appear on The Buoys’ newly-announced EP, Unsolicited Advice For Your DIY Disaster, which arrives in October.

Maya Luana*

Fresh off the success of June’s “Bad Habit”, Sydney quartet The Buoys are back with latest single “Lie to Me Again”, the newest taste of their newly-announced EP, Unsolicited Advice For Your DIY Disaster.

Having last released an EP by way of 2020’s All This Talking Gets Us Nowhere, it appears as though the last 12 months have been rather creative for the group, emerging from the crushing mundanity of a year on hold with their third EP, which is set to arrive on October 13th.

Set to appear on the EP, new single “Lie to Me Again” sees The Buoys at the peak of their powers, working with producer Fletcher Matthews (Sweater Curse, CLEWS, Dear Seattle) to create an impassioned track which channels the feeling of growing apart from someone, and believing them when they say you have nothing to worry about.

Kicking off with a stripped back fusion of vocals and guitars, the full band soon joins in, eventually driving the track to a cathartic crescendo as frontwoman Zoe Catterall urges the listener to lie to her again. In fact, the track itself was one indeed born out of catharsis, with its origins coming from a voice note hidden away on Catterall’s phone, only to be rediscovered during a session at Matthews’ house.

“I’d written it only a few days before when I found out my partner was dating someone else the whole duration of our relationship and left me to be with them,” Catterall explains. “It was really cathartic being able to piece it all together with my closest friends and do the song justice.

“I’d written the vocals over guitar and shared it last minute not expecting anything from it and it quickly became our favourite track when we added everyone’s instruments in.”

Arguably one of their finest tracks to date, “Lie to Me Again” is a perfect example of the sort of work that The Buoys have been delivering in recent years, and showcases exactly the direction that fans are finding them heading in. Equal parts furious and liberating, it’s clear that the future belongs to The Buoys, and we’re all just coming along for the ride.

The Buoys’ “Lie to Me Again” is out now, while their Unsolicited Advice For Your DIY Disaster EP will be released on October 13th via Spunk Records.