“It’s about the breaking up of a relationship that’s just for show, where the couple are barely intimate in private but in public they act like everything is fine,” Manor vocalist Caitlin Duff says of her new song “They’ve Come Into My Home.” The ebullient track, with its mix of wending synth-leads and horn fanfare comes from the Australian duo’s self-titled EP.
“The storyteller is starting to realize that it’s stifling and she could actually be amazing if only he believed in her,’ Duff goes on. “The line ‘I love that you decide for me, what you think is best for me’ is actually a line I said to a friend when she couldn’t understand why I was breaking up with an ex-boyfriend. Oftentimes it’s not just two people invested in a relationship, but all these peripheral players that take personal offense as if they were the ones breaking up. ‘They’ve Come Into My Home’ as a phrase is referencing that insertion of others into a private situation.”
The track also comes with a video of found footage from a 1960 of a tour of Tonga, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Fiji shot by a family friend.
“We chose to pair this imagery with ‘They’ve Come Into My Home’ because it compliments the themes of feeling exposed and vulnerable against an institutional and culturally accepted power struggle; be that between man and woman, the people and the government, indigenous populations and the expansive colonialism of the British empire. At the same time the footage celebrates a moment in time in a colorful explosion and mirrors the energy and pulse of the song,” the band explain.
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