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“Pretend” is the first single out of the debut album by Elle May & The Bad Men, Manchester based trio led by Welsh songwriter Elle Mary.
Drawn to the communicative and bonding qualities of plainsong but explorative beyond its stylistic connotations; enough of a pack member to want a band yet also keen to imbue a sense of solitude through her music, Elle Mary is an artist who operates best when balancing conflicting instincts. It’s what lies beneath the subtle tension that slightly tugs at the heart of her and The Bad Men’s slowcore minimalism.
“Pretend” is featured as the current “single of the week” of the radio show L’Attimo Fuggente.