Rising indie pop duo 49th & Main have announced their signing to Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint) by sharing their new single, “Streetlights“. Although the young duo (consisting of 23-year-olds Ben O’Sullivan and Paddy King) only started releasing music in 2020, their self-released projects – “Neon Palm Trees” and breakout single “Catching Eyes” – have seen them gain 20 million streams across streaming platforms in less than two years.
Their first single with Counter Records, “Streetlights”, is an uptempo account of ‘wasted’ youth for our times. Mixed by Nate Burgess (Denzel Curry, A$AP Rocky, Brandy), twinkly guitars and a catchy beat, paired with King’s dulcet vocals, evoke both solace and joy in carefree measures.
“‘Streetlights’ is a song about the eternal journey to find ‘peace of mind,” 49th & Main said of their new single. “Whether that be through getting down ‘six pints’ or ‘getting high alone in the moonlight’ we all have our own way of going about it. Everyone deserves a fair shot at their own piece of paradise. And during times of darkness, hopefully the streetlights can be a guide and let a little brightness in.
The song is written through internalised conversations with the voice deep inside your head. The type of conversations that nobody will ever hear and even if they did hear, they probably wouldn’t understand. In ‘Streetlights’ similarities are drawn between a troubled mind and a city fraught with strife and the resolution that can be found upon reconnecting with your ‘true self’.”
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