Last January, before beginning work on their latest album No Blues, Wales’ Los Campesinos! recorded music for the film Benny & Jolene. Starring Craig Roberts (Submarine) and Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat), the film tells the story of “two young singer-songwriters struggling to make a name for themselves in an over-saturated market.” Now, with Benny & Jolene hitting select theaters starting tomorrow, Los Campesinos! have unveiled their contribution, “Little Mouth”.
Even though it predates No Blues, “Little Mouth” could be seen as the album’s progenitor. The band’s less manic and energetic, crafting a jangly pop ballad that weaves together playful harmonies, the rush of indie-rock guitar antics, and doubly chipper synths and organ. Lyrically, they’re approaching the very same notions of growth and maturity, reconciling a sense of purer romanticism with an ever-changing worldview.
Stream and/or download it below.