Aussie indie legends Philadelphia Grand Jury have returned with their endearing new single Nervous Breakdown – produced and mixed by frontman Simon Berckelman (The Internet, Lime Cordiale, Dune Rats) and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Lana Del Ray).
Dripping with their trademark charm, Nervous Breakdown is two minutes and thirty seconds of soaring feel-good indie-rock. Opening with bouncing vocoder and driving bass, punctured by the captivating vocals of Berckelman, the track playfully weaves intricate guitar riffs and vibrant percussion, before the bridge hastens the track towards its satisfying conclusion.
Simon talks about the meaning behind Nervous Breakdown:
“Just to be clear, we wrote this song about a year ago, right when the world was heading full charge into oblivion without even realising it. Of course, it seems perfect for it to be coming out right now and I’m cool with that. I guess the song is a combo of that anxiety only being in love can really create and how that gets mixed up with everything else into a big old crazy blender. At the same time as getting it all off my chest, I can’t help but ask myself if it’s valid and if anyone else even has any interest in hearing about it? Am I simply lucky to have the time to be preoccupied with my own inner most feelings? Other people have to dig holes, drive buses, that kind of thing”.