President Elect Join Holda Sek For ‘Pretence’

Up and coming indie-rockers President Elect share the vibrant new single ‘Pretence’ offering a vibrant taste of their upcoming EP ‘You’ve Gotta Lot of Nerve Believing in Me’. Comprising Iggy Waller (vocals and bass), Vincent Barulis (lead guitar), Jude Crook (rhythm guitar), and Zak Waller (drums), the four piece’s new single comes ahead of their upcoming UK tour through April.

Opening with a boxy filtered guitar riff, which echoes the pop-punk side of the bands sound, ‘the track ‘Pretence’ soon explodes into life and punching drums, fuzzy long guitar notes and bass enter. Dipping into the verse, a swelling synth underlines the emotive lead vocal delivery which runs through reflective lyricism. Written with and featuring guest vocals of Holda Sek, the track takes a welcome turn into its second verse as Sek takes the lead before the track shimmers with a fluorescent, infectious energy as the dual vocals of Holda Sek and Iggy highlight the vibrant chorus melody.

Speaking on the single the band explain: “Pretence was written and recorded with our close friend Holda Sek. A song about reflection, past relationships, and the idea that what you thought something would be was better than it actually was. 

Every inch of this song feels like you’re listening through a coming of age film, whether it’s the arguing duet of Iggy and Maddie (Holda Sek), Jude’s haunting 7/4 guitar riff, or the chaos of Zak’s drums in the outro – the song is undeniably a potential young adult breakup anthem.

Recorded at RAK Studios with producer Tayte Nickols (Lissy Taylor, Dana Luna, The Sheratons) and then mixed and mastered by Lee McCarthy at Sugar House Productions (Corella, Venus Grrrls, Larkins, The Ks, Viola Beach, Pale Waves) the upcoming EP has already gained support form the likes of Radio X and BBC Radio 6 Music, sighting the band as an exciting new prospect as they prepare to head on tour.

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