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We Are Scientists Release Timely New Single I Cut My Own Hair

Friday, 22 May 2020 Written by Sophie Williams

We Are Scientists have shared a new single.

I Cut My Own Hair sees singer and guitarist Keith Murray’s crystalline vocals traverse a clattering indie-rock rhythm of distorted basslines and snappy drums. The track arrives with a DIY video that the New York-based duo filmed in their respective homes during this period of quarantine due to COVID-19. Check out the fun clip below.

Murray said:

“I’ve been cutting my own hair for years now, so one silver lining of this cloudy life in quarantine is that this behaviour, which others used to consider a sign of some flaw in my character, has now become an enviable skill.

"When I wrote the song last year, I was self-identifying as an outsider. Now, I guess, it’s become more an anthem of unification; everybody is cutting their own hair, like it or not. In a way, it’s pretty nice that the rest of the world — the formerly-professionally-hairdressed majority — has gotten a little closer to knowing the essential, questionably-coiffed Keith Murray.”

Bassist Chris Cain added:

“I knew about Keith’s home haircuts and I sort of envied him and was sort of disgusted by him at the same time. What a risk to take, I thought. What a cavalier way to treat this wonderful gift life gave you, like driving around with your dog in the flatbed of your pickup truck instead of in the cab. But then the internet people made up this insane challenge — cutting your own hair in just over two minutes while listening to our song… and millions of people did it! Who are these daredevils? But they boxed me in. And I admit: it felt like really living.”

We Are Scientists’ last album came in the form of 2018’s ‘Megaplex’. There is no official word yet regarding any plans to follow up with a new LP.



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