JUST LISTEN: Egyptians – Hollywood

Egyptians – Hollywood

Words: Samantha Sadler 

I’ve been hanging onto this track from Egyptians for a while before today’s release date and I have to admit, I’ve been listening to it A LOT.

Although Egyptians are the new kids on the London indie music scene, you would be mistaken for thinking they’d been around for years when listening to debut single ‘Hollywood’.

With a slight Indigo Velvet-style vibe on the opening, ‘Hollywood’ is packed with soaring melodies, intense guitar riffs and an anthemic chorus that you’d expect to hear on the main stage of a festival.

When explaining the meaning behind ‘Hollywood’, frontman Ethan Beer says he actually started writing the single long before the actions of Mr Harvey Weinstein came to light.

“It was just about the classic tale of a young person being sucked into that whole world. Being promised to be made famous, but in the end just being exploited.

“Now #MeToo exists and it frames the song slightly differently for me, it’s a lot more emotive and volatile.”

For fans of huge classic bands such as The Killers and Kings of Leon, Egyptians have released an unbelievable first single in my opinion and I can’t wait to hear more from them.  

 

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