With the release of Verso, Scottish synth-pop trio OK Button have dropped an impressive six singles in nine months. That may seem like a lot, but one listen to the song (and their back catlogue) will reassure you that there’s no problem with quality control!
The band are no strangers to catalysing pop into a more leftfield sound: Amber as vocalist with Bombay Bicycle Club and Morcheeba, and Adam as a drummer for One Eskimo and Babyshambles. But here they taken that in a new direction, eschewing quick hooks for something more artistic yet still with an eye on a wider audience.
Speaking about the single, Amber says: “Verso was initially built around a simple guitar line that Adam wrote. The lyrics flowed easily; the theme is of a similar vein to Flesh & Blood – mental health issues and life circumstances separating you from someone you love. On a basic level, the song reflects on fond memories and how you will never let them go.
On a deeper level, when you’re so close to someone and connected by love – you can feel them, their authentic essence, that warmth, even when they’re not there. They become part of you. That energy, the intangible closeness of love – is so strong that it can carry you through the hardest of times, you can hold on to it. It’s beyond physical, therefore it can even survive death. I find that reassuring.”