Last year, North London's Sorry — Asha Lorenz and Louis O'Bryen, in addition to drummer Lincoln Barrett, multi-instrumentality Campbell Baum, and Marco Pini on electronics — released their intricate and sonically compelling debut album, 925. In the time since then, it's been relatively quiet from the Sorry camp (though we chatted with them about writing in quarantine and more a few months back), save for an exclusive Bandcamp Friday release in February, a live LP called A Night At the Windmill. Now Sorry are back with two new songs.
Co-produced with James Dring (Gorillaz, Jamie T, Nilüfer Yanya), "Separate" and "Cigarette Packet" re-introduce the band with hazy breakdowns, synth-driven electronic influence, blips of distortion, and soft-spoken yet cutting vocality. "These songs came from ideas we worked on from home during last year," said Asha. "The sounds are quite metallic / silver / grey and the lyrical ideas are repetitive almost as if they are whispers / mantras/ worries that you’d say to yourself and keep to yourself."