Following their debut single, ‘Movie’, London-based Fetch Tiger (Lorenzo Montali and Tanner Davis) return with Best Design. Originally a lo-fi folk song, Best Design blossoms into a dynamic march through the fabric of the woods as an emotive Montali grapples with grief.
Speaking on the inspiration and more, Montali says:
“I demoed ‘Best Design’ twice as a lo-fi folk song. But once we got to the official recording session, it couldn’t help but evolve into a prolific climb a hundred miles wide. I wrote it in 2018, days after my friend – who had recently lost someone close – told me I had to accept that I couldn’t fix her. I had never encountered grief up close. I felt powerless. So, lyrically, I try to fix her. But by the end of the song, I can’t help but succumb to my own insecurity in my inability to do so, with lines like “I ran like the sand in a crumbling mine”.
We set out to craft a song that was stuck deep in the earth but reminded you it’s ok to exist above it. With our producer Grace Banks – who’s worked with notable indie names like HAIM, Hozier, FKA Twigs, Marika Hackman – we encountered and captured the sound I had envisioned for this project. Introduced by a sparse Wurlitzer, ‘Best Design’s ominous first verse teems to escape – and does – at 1:00, crescendoing into a golden-tinged chorus (my favourite part), which plays host to three guitar melodies braided around bright percussion.”
Fetch Tiger’s third single is due in July and then they’ll hit the studio to begin work on their debut EP.