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CHILDCARE – Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)

Screen Shot 2017-10-03 at 20.34.42Usually how this works is I write a slightly rambling intro that sort of gives you a feel of the band, or of the weird direction the rest of this is going. However, I’m going to leave you in the capable hands of CHILDCARE to explain this song as I copy and paste directly from the press release. Why? Because I couldn’t put it better than singer Ed Cares does.

He says (he does!): “After being the victim of a polite yet painful breakup, I found myself later that same day wearing one of the skirts of my former inamorata for a video shoot the band was filming. Realising this was an A* creative writing idea for a song, I quickly noted down the title ‘Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)’ in my gmail drafts folder and the song flowered from there.

So there’s that. And the song? An absolute stormer! Complete with Mr Cares’ ever-brilliant vocals, it completely takes over your mind from the very first second – finding itself somewhere between an ’80 pop banger and an indie classic from the right side of the millennium.

The chorus is one of the best you’ll hear this year and there’s something just so damn captivating about the subject matter. Honestly, this is just immensely brilliant.

Ciarán Steward

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