London-based rock band The King’s Parade have just shared their brand new single, “Woman.” The new song tackles the subject of gender imbalance in modern culture with insightful lyrics and a vocal hook that won’t leave your head for days.
“Woman” follows the release of the band’s EP Haze last year. Since then, the band’s profile has risen. They’ve garnered attention from BBC 6 Music, BBC introducing, The Independent, Wonderland, Alternative Press, and EARMILK. To coincide with their breakout EP, the band have been playing sold out shows across the UK and Europe. They’ve also now been nominated at 2018’s Unsigned Music Awards for Best Record, Best Produced Record and Best Jazz / Blues Act.
The King’s Parade are ready to breathe a bit of more soulful flare into guitar rock music now. They made that clear on their EP last year, but it’s even more evident with “Woman.” The track delivers incredibly passionate vocals alongside some clean blues-rock guitar. It’s a true showcasing of what the band is all about, with its tight musicianship and throwback sound. The subject of the track is also one that is well-worth exploring.
Frontman Olly Corpe shared this message about the song’s subject:
“I see it every day and it never changes. It seems that it’s ingrained and that there’s just this biological barrier that we men can’t or won’t break down.The idea behind the chorus was to try and make the phrase “Like a Woman” celebratory and empowering, rather than derogatory or belittling. It conveys the strength and determination/force of a woman breaking through.
The opening verse depicts a magazine showing a model portraying how she is ‘meant to look’, something we’re all familiar with. The second verse focuses on the biological inequality, which all women have to face; time seems to be against them on almost every level. All of us in the band thought that it was important to voice how we feel and express our respect and admiration for women everywhere. Hopefully it will ring true for everybody who hears it.”