The latest single from Swedish/US duo Band Of Pockets, Don’t Want Trouble, speaks for most of us who simply crave a peaceful journey through life.
Wherever you are in the world, injustices, crime and inhumanity seem to be increasing. WW3 appears on the horizon, and no matter how we attempt to avoid the news, major issues seem inescapable and too often based on gender, skin colour and staggering ignorance.
Written by US soul singer Yona Marie and Johan Nilsson, Don’t Want Trouble describes her need to escape the chaos, and it’s one we all can relate to. Produced by Johan Nilsson (Sweden), the wailing guitar chords, police sirens, and a funky, spongy bassline form this soul-hop single structure, underpinning her compassionate words of violence and sadness with a hint of groove.
Punctuated by gunshots, the chorus hooks in seconds, and the stylish US-shot video faithfully mirrors the theme of the song. Don’t Want Trouble is easily one of the band’s best releases to date and a song we need in this troubling period of life.