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WATCH: Mary Epworth - September
Laurie Tuffrey , September 30th, 2013 08:04

Video for new one-off single, released today

Mary Epworth, ace singer-songwriter and hare fanatic, has released a new one-off single, 'September', today, out on Hand Of Glory Records, and we've got a first look at the video - have a watch above.

It's her first new material since last year's Dream Life album, and sees Epworth turning in a driving, sub-two-minute rejoinder to the woes of the titular month - who can't empathise with the line, "September is the end, and going back to school/ But I won't make them find me"? - hung around martial glam drums and wavering Morricone harmonicas, weaving through some familiar nature-gazing - "Under a leaf, where I'll hide my face for sweet relief" - in the lyrics.

Says Epworth of the track: "This song in an earlier form nearly ended up on Dream Life, but once we decided it hadn’t made the cut, I realised it could be turned into a bit of a glitterbeat stomper. I’ve been in a bit of a glam rock frame of mind, and wanted to make something that people could move to. Producer Will and I went as far as dancing while we recorded the drum take, to make sure the beat was just right for a night out at the local working men’s club.

"Lyrically it’s about my childhood dread of going back to school, or adult dread of facing boring reality. 'Drown the job and drink the dream' could probably be my personal motto, and I never need much encouragement to head into the woods to chase bugs."

She also touches on the follow-up to her debut: "I think of this standalone 45 as a palate cleanser after Dream Life. This comes from that time, but I’m doing something new with it, and now look forward to thrashing about writing and recording my difficult second album."

Head over to her website to get hold of the track.