Premiere: Someone Anyone’s New Song “Vices” Aches with Raw Grief, Tenderness, Feverish Fury

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Born out of loss and suffering, British indie band Someone Anyone’s raw new song “vices” is an aching expression of grief manifest in a tender, confessional, and feverish fury.
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It’s hard to care about yourself when all your energy is gone on grieving.

It doesn’t take much to understand that Someone Anyone’s new song comes from a dark, haunting headspace. Born out of loss and suffering, the UK band’s raw sophomore single “vices” is an aching expression of grief manifest in a tender, confessional, and feverish fury.

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vices – someone anyone

I keep losing things I love
what’s more time if it’s going to hurt you
I still need you in my life
give me one more night
I’ll be heading your way soon
if I can’t lose my vices
It’s hard to care about yourself
when all your energy is gone on grieving
It’s hard to know what’s right
I wish I had your strength
to see this through
What’s left of you now

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “vices,” the new single from UK six-piece Someone Anyone. Consisting of Harry Osborne, Jamie Thomas, Poppy Prescott, Dan McConkey, Jim Board, and Albie Todd, Someone Anyone hail from London and Hastings and have been active on and off over the past four years. The band’s SoundCloud account harkens back to frontman Harry Osborne’s solo singer/songwriter material from 2017, with more recent tracks like “Know” and “Peach” showcasing the group’s growth over time as they honed their craft and “found” their sound. Meanwhile, their Spotify history began just last August with the psych-influenced “I Must See Her,” a boisterous and funky tune laced with a hot saxophone riffs and a propulsive bass groove.



Someone Anyone are very much a musical entity in flux, still figuring out who they are and locking down their artistry – but who knows? Maybe they will be one of those bands that will constantly, consistently surprise us, moving in new directions with every subsequent release. “vices” is certainly a distinctive standout in the young band’s repertoire, a milestone capturing creative sparks flying in real time.

“At the start of this year I found myself surrounded by relatives and close friends getting terrible medical problems. It all seemed to hit at once and it felt a little bit like the universe was giving me the finger,” Harry Osborne tells Atwood Magazine. “This song is all about the journey you go through with grief. The anger, the hurt, and the self-reflection that comes with it. It’s easy to forget about self-love when you’re in a dark place. We recorded this live, which was a challenge, but definitely worth it to capture the raw energy. Something I took for granted was the human connection of recording together. In these mad times of self-isolation, the band are all missing playing and writing together and we’re currently all sending each other snippets and clips of new things. It’s a strange way to work for us, but let’s see where it takes us!”

It’s easy to forget about self-love when you’re in a dark place.

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Something no one tells you about personal grieving is that once you’ve lost someone very close to you, you’re forever more sensitive and aware of other people’s expressions of grief and loss. It’s a blessing and a curse – an empathic spidey sense that helps you connect with others who share the inner terror you’ve experienced on your own. Perhaps it’s a part of human adapting, and our instinctive socialization; either way, those who have loved, lost, and moved on can instantly feel the deep sense of personal loss flowing throughout “vices.”

This song hurts in all the right ways.

I keep losing things I love,” Osborne sings in the track’s solemn opening line. “What’s more time if it’s going to hurt you?” He later goes on to confess how “it’s hard to care about yourself when all your energy is gone on grieving.” As the solo acoustic guitar accompaniment grows into a full band effort, and later an overdriven overhaul, Osborne rips his soul from his body and bears it for the world to see – singing things so many of us dare not admit to others, let alone ourselves:

I’ve been living day to day
pushing this down
I think I need to hold you close
I think i need to hold your hand
It’s hard to know what’s right
I wish I had your strength
just to see this through
whats left of you now
where have you gone now

A band that most definitely has that special something, Someone Anyone make refreshingly visceral music that cuts straight to the core.

“Vices” moves with the weight real life; its aching tones and dynamic upswing mirror the mood shifts and turbulence of our daily experience with loss. You never know how it’s going to hit you, be it days, months, or years later. With their self-described “mix of art-pop and alternative rock,” Someone Anyone bring to light this experience without overwhelming the senses or reducing the magnitude of the impact; like Nicotine Dolls‘ stirring “The Madness,” “Vices” perfectly renders a dark, important piece of the human experience.

Anyone who has lost a loved one knows this feeling all too well. Death may surround “vices,” but the song itself is a deep breath of life. Stream Someone Anyone’s new single exclusively on Atwood Magazine!

what could I have done
what could I have said
to keep this feeling
what could I have done
what could I have said
to keep you breathing

I keep losing things I love, what’s more time worth if it’s going to hurt you?

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Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com