After premiering on triple j’s Good Nights this week, Slowly Slowly are officially lifting the lid on their latest earworm, Creature Of Habit Pt. 2. It follows the romping success of their recent single Jellyfish, which launched into immediate high rotation support from triple j and a sold out single tour. Built on the soaring choruses and vivid lyricism that have defined the Melbourne favourites with every output, Creature Of Habit Pt. 2 continues Slowly Slowly‘s reign as one of the most intriguing and endearing punk rock acts in the country. You can listen to Creature Of Habit Pt.2here.
Described by Slowly Slowly’s Ben Stewart as a cheeky exploration of emo sub-culture, Creature Of Habit Pt. 2 emerged post-St. Leonards when the singer-songwriter was questioning the mentality behind his creativity.”I started analysing my own behaviour after releasing St. Leonards as I honestly wanted to change my mental processes towards being creative – I always thought I had to earn it by punishing myself mentally. Throughout this period I started to trust my instincts a little more and back my gut feelings,” he says.
“I’ve usually been someone who constantly looks outward for feedback, I assumed everyone else knew better. I guess this song is a bit of a gee-up for Slowly Slowly. I wrote it to signify us stepping into our own. The line ‘olly olly oxen free’ refers to when the game has been won/is over and it signifies to everyone to come out of hiding. This sums up where I am mentally at the moment, I’m so proud of this band, thankful for our fans and excited about the future.”
Indeed standing on top of their most prolific period to date (see an enviable live slot at Good Az Friday, offering support to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Amy Shark, and a packed appearance at Splendour In The Grass among other credits over the last few months), the release of Creature Of Habit Pt. 2 ensures Slowly Slowly‘s momentum reigns high.