Departing from the brooding, simmering tone of their self-titled EP Deep Sky Objects bring to the table a single of explosive energy and carnival all the while retaining the dark undertone of their lyrics. Deep Sky Objects are already familiar with creating a hookworm melody and ‘Nothing to Lose’ is relentless in its mission to get the party started. Intersecting the jubilant brass section a twinkling piano lightens the mood while Kevin O’Brien declares his intent. This cavalier attitude seizes the single which is triumphant, exhilarating, on a dopamine high with a lightness of touch that balances its complexity.
The song is a tribute to those who’ve found themselves hooked to someone but can’t let go. There’s a longing to escape, but an underlying fear of the unknown. This fear makes the devil you know far more comforting even while it brings out the worst in you. Deep Sky Objects experimented heavily with instrumentation on this track showing a more upbeat side to the band all the while still maintaining a mood and slight angst that’s familiar to them.
May 25th – Friar’s Tavern, Lorrha, Tipperary
June 1st – K-Fest, Killorglin, Kerry
June 13th – Whelan’s, Dublin
July 27th – Live In The Heigue, Ballyheigue, Kerry