Petrie is releasing their magnum opus Superstore, a collection of alt-pop songs that explore love, heartbreak, Ford Fiestas and lemon sorbet. Fronting the new release is single 'Texting You', a track you can listen just below. Throughout 2018, Petrie launched a string of tracks which captured their uniquely multi-textural pop flavour, all of which now can found through the open doors of the duo’s Superstore.
Speaking about this bittersweet pop tune, Petrie say: “Texting You is one of the oldest songs on the record, born in the summer of ’17 as an impressionistic poem-turned-jazz-ballad. We’ve lost that poem now but it started something like: “Last May we met and fell in love/you told me everything at once/I felt free, like summer/like the birds tattooed across your back”. How that became a big sad banger with 808s and lyrics about George’s Ford Fiesta is a mystery lost in the sands of time. However, that stanza can act as a prelude not only to the song it became but also to Superstore as a whole.”
And expanding their thoughts on the Superstore collection, the band share: “Over the course of the album that idyllic love affair slowly crumbles into madness and then into warm, fuzzy nostalgia. We’re proud to say that this narrative inspired an eclectic set of songs, ranging from quiet defeat (Was That a Kiss?) to rhapsodic and heavy diatribes (Punch, which features our deeply inspiring friends Clive Mercury and JESS). If you would like to see us thrash out these feelings cathartically with a rockin’ band then you’d better join us for our headline London show at the Moth Club on the 19th of Feb!!”