Amber Run Try to Hop Off the 'Carousel' On Potent New Track: Exclusive

Amber Run
Daniel Alexander Harris

Amber Run

UK indie rock trio Amber Run (Joe Keogh, Tomas Sperring and Henry Wyeth) captures the all-consuming nature of love in their new single “Carousel,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Nov. 29).

“Carousel” might be about love, but it is far from the typical romantic ode. With his rough, barking vocals, Keogh sings of his addition to an unhealthy relationship that’s masked in irresistibly, in which he “can’t get enough abuse.” “But I think you will be the death of me/ You’re always seemed to have the best of me,” Keogh muses in the song’s chorus. 

“Carousel” features a driving melody that is characterized by turbulent, fuzzy electric guitar riffs. The song builds to a powerful finish, driving home the title’s metaphor of being trapped going in circles in the wrong relationship. 

“We recorded 'Carousel' in London with our longtime collaborator Ben Allen,” Amber Run tells Billboard. “Our last few releases have felt self-conscious at times, so we wanted to record and release something at the periphery of what we do.”

Amber Run’s release of “Carousel” comes in anticipation of their first North American tour, which will begin on Dec. 6 in Philadelphia, Pa. “It’s a privilege to say that we can sell out shows in cities we’ve never been and in thanks we’ll make sure that they are shows that won’t be forgotten,” the trio says. 

“Carousel” is the band’s latest release since their EP The Assembly, which came out in May. Amber Run’s third album is set to be released later next year.

Listen to “Carousel” below.