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.