Newcastle alt-rock newcomers Pave the Jungle are pleased to unveil a second new single from their forthcoming debut EP The Hissing, which is set for release on 9th October 2020 via Cow House.
Commenting on the personal nature of the track, songwriter and front woman Rachael Whittle explained:
“Habitual Thinker” explores the idea of seeing a loved one dealing with habits and addiction. While it mainly refers to themes surrounding drugs and alcohol it also touches on habitual thought processes, particularly negative ones. These negative thoughts soon become routine over time making it harder to escape the cycle.”
The line “you’ve argued for your limits, now you get to keep them” refers to someone who constantly puts themselves down and doesn’t strive to meet their full potential. They eventually suppress themselves so much that they no longer attempt any sort of progression.
The artwork for this single represents how the brain functions during habitual tasks. Neurological pathways get stronger the more a habit is performed and, since the brain wants to be as efficient as possible, being on autopilot is desirable. Even if the “autopilot” function is not a healthy one.
Blending shades of US indie with a post-punk urgency and the unchecked power of heavy alternative rock, Pave The Jungle were established in 2019 in Newcastle, UK, and formed by songwriter Rachael Whittle after the dissolution of her previous outfit.