The 27 Unveil Their Latest Number 'Tell Me'
Press release: February 2018
The 27 unveil their latest number Tell Me
New single and video from the hotly-tipped band who caught Beyoncé’s eye
Perfect guitar-pop band The 27 are poised to unleash their latest infectious gem with new single Tell Me, out on April 27th.
The group, who were recently given the seal of approval by no less than Beyoncé, have surpassed themselves with the glorious forthcoming release, balancing the sunny optimism of the music with a tale of desperate longing for an out-of-reach love.
With their glorious nods to late 60s California and the close harmonies of The Byrds and CS&N but with a hip, modern twist, the band are winning over everyone who hears them.
To accompany their latest three-minute masterpiece, the band have filmed a brilliant new video which features a cameo appearance from a familiar face – a national treasure no less – although they are keeping the star’s name under wraps for now.
They are of course no strangers to hosting guest appearances. The promo for previous single Call Me A Friend, filmed in Amy Winehouse’s former home in Camden, featured page three model Rhian Sugden making her pop visual debut.
The new video sees them making ends meet by working in a warehouse, trying to overcome the drudgery of the day and deflect attention from one of their conceited high-flying colleagues (played by our mystery guest) to win the attention and affection of the new girl on the staff.
“It was definitely one of the longest and most surreal days of my life. Working with our mystery guest was a true pleasure though and most amusing. I can’t say much more without giving the game away but I do hope that even with my questionable acting skills that it’s an enjoyable three and a bit minutes for everyone viewing.” Henry Parker
Guitarist/singer Henry Parker, David Page (bass/vocals) and Tom Michell (guitar/vocals) have recently been finishing off their debut album in Los Angeles and it was as they were doing so that they ran into Beyoncé and Jay-Z, with Queen Bey declaring the band “cool” during their brief encounter.
The 27 have long been drawing accolades for their raw (proudly without autotune), honest and soulful performances with one reviewer praising their “gutsy hard rock with a retro bend”. But despite the archive influences, theirs is a sound which also feels wonderfully of now, and their accomplished playing speaks of real talent breaking the stranglehold of uber-groovy producers churning out glossy, meaningless conveyor-belt pop.
The 27 release Tell Me on April 27: https://soundcloud.com/the27/tell-me-1/s-gLMah
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February 28, 2018 5:09am ET by Fifth Element PR