Pilkington | photo by Rachel Del Sordo | courtesy of the artist
Listen to Pilkington’s urgent new single “Row Home” and catch them at Johnny Brenda’s next month
Part love letter to their hometown of Philadelphia, part frustration-packed anthem,Pilkington‘s new song “Row Home” is brimming with urgency and emotion. It also has more tempo changes than most bands try to fit into three minutes — but that’s what makes it stand out.
The fourth single from the band’s forthcoming full length debut (release date still TBA), “Row Home” is a testament to the band’s unwavering connection with their city and a nod to the crushing feeling that comes with the realization that your priorities don’t align with someone else’s. Vocalist/guitarist Becca Todd opens the song with a whisper, narrating the emptiness of an unlived in house, before letting her frustration unfurl: “No, this city isn’t part of your plans so just take it all away, take it all away. And I can’t help feeling blue.”
Stream “Row Home” below. Pilkington will play Johnny Brenda’s on July 20 with The Magic Numbers and Minihorse. Find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar, and visit the band’s website to hear more tunes.