CHILDCARE’s latest ‘Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)’ incorporates Motown swing with sharp ’00s indie pop (recalling the likes of The Wombats). A gentle start to this heartbreak healer surprises, before launching into thrashing guitar and polyphonic delight.
It’s an unexpectedly mischievous and lyrically bizarre concept for a song, written out of personal experience according to writer/frontman Ed Cares: “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.”
The song flows effortlessly, with a great chorus that stays in the mind for hours on end, overall a well constructed pop song.
CHILDCARE’s new single ‘Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)’ is out now via Elephant Records.