Inspired by the early-hours intensity of a night coming to an end, singer Bec Rigby explains the track captures the pressure that exists in “the deepest corners of sweaty but emptying dancefloors”. It’s a self-assured dance number, and its stripped-back arrangement hints at an underlying urgency that’s threatening to bubble over.
Rigby’s aloof vocals silkily wind their way around the verses, yet underscore a yearning admission: “If I said I didn’t want you /It would be more than a lie.” This is a story of longing and ever-mounting lust: the stuff sweaty, heaving dancefloors are made of. This is the song these late-night floors were made for.
Pressure appears on The Harpoons’ forthcoming sophomore album Amaro, set for release April 13 via Caroline Australia. Pre-order here.