Single Review: Tragicomics – Hopeless Romantic

Tragicomics have released their latest single, Hopeless Romantic. A stirring indie-folk track, the single follows the 2021 release of album, Book of Want.

The project of singer songwriter Chris Eatough, Tragicomics came together as a collection of musicians and artists in the Northwest. A creative outlet for Chris’ outlook on life, the band finally settled as a five-piece in 2019 and haven’t looked back.

Hopeless Romantic is their brand new single, the first since K.L.O and Try Luv in 2020. Hopeless Romantic blends some of the characteristics that Tragicomics have embraced since inception. Merging folk and indie, Hopeless Romantic soars, taking on elements of the past, think James and The Waterboys, and enveloping them into a modern folk-rock anthem akin to the likes of The War On Drugs.

Recorded at Manchester’s Pinhole Studios and mastered by Frank Arkwright (The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, Scott Walker) at Abbey Road, Tragicomics offer earnest, autumnal soundscapes, flooding your ears with a zest of colour.

Hopeless Romantic is a fitting end to a year where the world has been continuously struck by a sense of tragicomedy with many of us not knowing whether to laugh or cry, and is a further example of why the band have attained press support from tastemakers far and wide.

Hopeless Romantic is out now.

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