Slow Fiction Release New Single, “Jericho”

After crashing onto the scene in early 2022 with a series of hard-hitting singles, Slow Fiction is announcing their self-titled debut EP with the resounding call that is its focus track, “Jericho”. Having spent their first year touring and performing at shows and festivals across New York City and the East Coast, the Brooklyn-based band have emerged from the studio with their first full-length project, released on February 16, 2023.

The second track of Slow Fiction forms the EP’s backbone, and carries its own weight with grace. Thanks to the strong vocals of Julia Vassallo and the instrumentals that keep the tension rising, “Jericho” never comes crumbling down. Dreamy and emotive without sacrificing any intensity, the band’s dynamic and punchy sound is conveyed ably by the confident strides of the guitar and percussion. It toes the line between gentle and explosive in a way that seems effortless. This solid indie rock track keeps it interesting with a tinge of post-punk influence, switching up the groove on the drums to build up to a danceable and fierce finish. Whether you’re singing along to the dreamy and haunting lyrics or dancing to the increasingly urgent and energetic guitars, “Jericho” will have you craving more from Slow Fiction.

This track is fueled by tension and a persona that is utterly heinous and toxic. The character we hear throughout the song could be your own conscience, your worst enemy, or both. The battle of Jericho is the struggle of determining how to tell the truth without the walls crumbling down.

Julia Vassallo

“I will confess to nothing,” sings Vassallo, just as the song reaches its high point and you feel that the character in “Jericho” has confessed everything.

Keep an eye on Slow Fiction. They will be making a return to the New Colossus Festival at Mercury Lounge in New York City on March 10, alongside The Vices, Ghum, Blushing, English Teacher, O Wake, and Naya Ali. Tickets are available now, so don’t wait.

Listen to “Jericho” below, check out their self-titled debut EP (now available on all streaming platforms), and stay tuned for more from Slow Fiction later this year.

Marcet is a Chicago-based freelance writer.
Marcet is a Chicago-based freelance writer.

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