Hear Slowly Slowly’s Heart-Wrenching New Single ‘Comets & Zombies’

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Your faves Slowly Slowly have slotted in before the end of the year with another slice of emotionally wrought alt-rock.

Dubbed ‘Comets & Zombies’, the track was loosely inspired by the story of an acquaintance of frontman Ben Stewart, who — along with his his fiancé — passed away from drug addiction issues.

“Despite the self-destructive loop they found themselves in, I could see they maintained an unbreakable adoration for each other,” Stewart explains.

“I think there is something tragically beautiful about the love between people who are burdened with a self destructive predisposition…I was really inspired not by the circumstance of their passing, but by their beautiful love for each other – it was palpable and timeless in an almost “Romeo + Juliet” like fashion. It’s yet another song for the pile of ‘love conquers all’.”

As for the colourful title of the track, that stems from the conversation taking place between the couple throughout the lyrics of

“The chorus lines dictate a broken, vague conversation they are having amidst hallucinations as they sit at home (“you kind of look a comet burning out to impress all the stars you hate”),” Stewart explains.

“Yet it’s interrupted by sweetly close gestures between them, though perhaps incoherent to the outside world (“hey wait, I need to stroke your face…the neighbours hear us as we talk like zombies”), demonstrating how the outside world has such a different perceptions of those moments.”

‘Comets & Zombies’ arrives on the heels of Slowly Slowly rapidly selling out four intimate acoustic solo shows at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel for January, with shows now added in Sydney & Brisbane as well.

The performances will feature Stewart performing old and new Slowly Slowly favourites in an intimate acoustic setting, and mark fans’ first chance to hear tracks from the band’s new album live ahead of its rescheduled national release tour in June of 2021.

Listen to ‘Comets & Zombies’ below.

Ben Stewart — Slowly Slowly 2020 Solo Shows

Wednesday, 6th January
Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Friday, 8th January
Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Saturday, 9th January
Crowbar, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Sunday, 10th January
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Wednesday, 13th January
Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Thursday, 14th January
Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Race Car Blues National Album Tour

Friday, 4th June
Manning Bar, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Saturday, 5th June
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Friday, 11th June
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Sunday, 13th June
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Friday, 18th June
Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Saturday, 19th June
Badlands Bar, Perth, WA
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Friday, 25th June
Altar, Hobart, TAS
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

Saturday, 26th June
Saloon Bar, Launceston, TAS
Tickets: Slowly Slowly

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