JEKYLL are four seaside rocking kids from Blackpool who still consist of Joel Foster (vocals / guitar), Lewis Armistead (bass), Liam Singleton (drums) and Mike Spence (guitar), and now return with the official video for their latest single 'I Do What I Can'.
‘I Do What I Can’ finds Jekyll in traditional hyper-melodic mode, marrying splashy, crashing choral Musings with maximised alt.rock guitars and a disorientatingly bendy shoegaze-tinged sonic undercurrent. For theirs is a world of gently grand gestures and discretely epic ambition, as you might expect from reading singer Joel’s sensitive song summary right here:
“’I Do What I Can’ s a song about relentlessly chasing the object of your desires, with a wish to change the past, and trying to force chance a little bit. It laments missed opportunities and borders on obsession. I think it’s important that there is a sense of tragedy to it all – that despite the optimism in the lyrics, the past can’t be changed and all these efforts to force fate are futile.”
Jekyll’s own past saw them hook up with fierce panda at The Great Escape in 2018 in time for the lively, driving ‘Jekyll’ EP. Recent roaring single releases ‘Echoes’ and 'Marionette' have been championed by Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy, while their summertime BBC Maida Vale session for Radio 1 was played out on the Huw, Jack Saunders and Daniel P Carter shows.
Check out the new video for their latest single 'I Do What I Can' in the player below.