Premiere: Brighton’s Comforts Settle into “The City” with a Dreamy, Vulnerable Charm

Comforts © Rob Green (@robspeaking)
Comforts © Rob Green (@robspeaking)
Brighton band Comforts create new roots through love in “The City,” a dreamy and tender embrace of intimacy, connection, and raw vulnerability.
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There’s no greater anchor than love, especially when we feel adrift and unmoored. Whether we’re starting a fresh chapter of our lives somewhere new, or just trying to make our way through an unfamiliar place, it’s the people we’re with who ground us, empower us to build new foundations, and help us find our footing. As Billy Joel once sang, “Wherever we’re together that’s my home,” and as Comforts sing today, “Into your arms to stay, forever it was you and me.” The Brighton band create new roots through love in “The City,” a dreamy and tender embrace of intimacy, connection, and raw vulnerability.

The City - Comforts
The City – Comforts
I moved into the City
Out the darkness there was a glow
You’re looking so pretty
And these feelings they just grow
I moved into the city
Out the darkness there was a light
you didn’t waste no time
its you and me we’ll find
Just hold me a bit closer darling
Keep talking whilst i keep falling
Into your arms to stay
Forever it was you and me

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “The City,” Comforts’ first single of the year and the latest track taken off their forthcoming new EP (out later this year). Comprised of Sam Dembowicz, Matthew Botha, Alfie Webber, and Jamie Thomas, Comforts have slowly emerged over the past three years as a radiant force of indie rock warmth, depth, and heart.

Comforts © Rob Green
Comforts © Rob Green



They released their debut EP Iron Lung in February 2022, followed later that year by the standalone single “Mixed Signals,” which Atwood Magazine praised at the time as a rousing, spirited alt-rock anthem: “Comforts’ music here is comparable to artists like Catfish & The Bottlemen, Sam Fender, and Young the Giant: Their cinematic indie rock is as ready for a dark n’ grungy club, as it is festival stages and arenas,” we wrote at the time. “Mixed Signals” was produced and mixed by Alexander Gordon (The Cure, Sundara Karma, Rag’n’Bone Man), who also worked with the band to bring “The City” to life.

In contrast to its more anthemic predecessor, “The City” is a gentler but nonetheless catchy and memorable affair that showcases Comforts’ softer side. The band revel in love’s reverie here, embracing the emotional and physical balance it provides us through glistening, woozy guitars, driving drums, and an impassioned, achingly visceral vocal performance. The overall result immerses listeners’ ears and hearts like a seductive, soothing daydream.

We’re walking out til two or three
Enjoy each other’s company
In the summertime
it’s getting light
I made you go and miss the train
But you said that you’d
rather stay with me anyway
This could be something
Just hold me a bit closer darling
Keep talking whilst i keep falling
Into your arms to stay
Forever it was you and me

“’The City’ is about falling in love with someone new, where everything is different,” Sam Dembowicz tells Atwood Magazine. “Somehow, it’s about establishing a connection between those two things and the emotions brought from that. We’re based in Brighton but none of us grew up here, so I suppose a lot of the lyrics have been channelled through reflecting back to earlier years, moving from our homes and starting new. Finding yourself in a new place can be tricky at times, and I think there’s solidarity in the song that it’s nice to be here. We’ve met some amazing people along the way and I think it’s a bit of a nod to all the people we have been lucky enough to meet so far.”

Comforts © Rob Green
Comforts © Rob Green



Keep talking whilst i keep falling
Don’t pick me up i’ll come crawling
To your arms to stay
Forever it was you and me
And I’m walking round this big old town
To do my best to figure you out
But it don’t matter what the boozer
I know it’ll bring me to you
All is that you matter to me

Comforts are well on their way here at the top of 2023, having laid a strong foundation through their debut EP last year, following it up with music that hits hard and leaves a lasting mark. Get lost and found in “The City,” and stream Comforts’ new single exclusively on Atwood Magazine!

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