Pretty Bleak


Posted on: June 14th, 2022

New wave dream rockers PRETTY BLEAK have released their new single like you know better, a sparkling, seething belter of a song, inspired by a conversation with the reflection in the mirror – out now.

PRETTY BLEAK, consisting of friends Sam Thomas, Sanji Aneja, Cherie Bridgman and Kyle Charleston, have been carefully honing their craft since the release of their 2021 EP BLOOD.


Produced alongside Jonathon Tooke of the pop-punk duo Cry Club, and mixed by Andy D. Park (Deftones, Death Cab For Cutie), like you know better explores a person’s self-talk, as Sam explains, “The lyrics are supposed to be a conversation with myself while having a moment of introspective realisation. When I’m writing lyrics, my goal is to try and distil an emotion into words without explicitly using emotional language. With ‘like you know better’, the landscape I’m trying to detail is that of self-doubt and the process of figuring out what you’re doing with yourself in a time where there is no clear direction.”


Hear PRETTY BLEAK join us on The Music Weekly to unpack the new single:


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