As premiered on Line Of Best Fit with these words:
LAmaroun’s silky vocals drape over Hugh vocalist Joshua Idehen’s throaty velvet words, continuing the Hugh hallmark of impeccably intertwined male and female leads.
While the intuitive meaning of the chorus of “Sober” – “I was drunk over you / but I’m sober now / it’s over” – is easily discerned, the impetus for the song has a deeper meaning, according to Idehen. “[Producer] Andy [Highmore] and I had been discussing political drama on both sides of the pond,” he says. “I’d been watching James O’Brien repeatedly on YouTube and I’d been struck by a former leave voter whose business and relations had suffered as a result of his vote, and how he felt he’d been ‘drunk from all the rhetoric but was sober now’. I told Andy about it and he was ‘yeah, let’s write a breakup song that’s actually about Brexit regret’ and I was like ‘lol, ok.’
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