Our music recommendation comes from Manchester 4 piece Faux Pas and latest EP “ I Feel Pretty, So Should You” - an unbridled and cathartic release that explores intimate pain and highlights shared vulnerability as a tool against suicide.
Faux Pas are comprised of Ru Cowl (Vocals, Guitar), Lewis Egdell (Guitar), Joey Leyland (Drums) and Arthur Boyd (Bass).
They already have performances at Reading+Leeds Festival, Kendal Calling, Humber Street Sesh, Live At Leeds under their belt and got radio play from BBC Radio1’s Huw Stephens.
Going into more detail about the EP, Ru explains:
“This record was created as a way of expressing the issues I tackled during a critical stage of my therapy, chronologically documenting the most painful moments of my life from childhood through to adulthood ranging from the loss of a father figure to prolonged bullying and drug abuse.”
The band added:
“We felt the best way to immerse ourselves in the truth behind the process was to see each other at our most vulnerable. With this in mind, we discussed our individual experiences with the themes in each song, and took backing vocals on the track which resonated with us the most. This resulted in three very different approaches to singing that accompanied the tracks in a way that mirrored our own experiences with them. It’s easily the hardest recording we’ve ever done, but equally it’s our best. There’s nothing quite like nailing a 26 minute take.”