Just in case this was missed during the usual Thursday/ Friday deluge of releases. Brisbane alt-indie outfit Cub Sport pulled out a surprise offering which features the divine vocals of Darren Hayes. The track “I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life” definitely has the longest song title of a single I have come across in a while. Seeing as both The 1975 and Lewis Capaldi have earned great success off of absurdly lengthy titled album releases. Might this also serve as a good omen for the cubbies as well?
What we know of Cub Sport’s music already, is that is generally, tender, gentle and offers up, strokes of softly sounding synths. Teamed with beautifully, poignant themes bound by Tim Nelson’s frank and intimate songwriting. I definitely discovered this on my personal Cub Sport favourite songs “Chasin‘”, “Sometimes” and “Party Pill.” “I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life” follows the trend style-wise, swapping out the synths for the strums of acoustic guitar accompaniment.
The gold here is the seamless harmonies of both, Tim and Darren’s voices. As someone who has always appreciated Darren Hayes stunning voice. I feel, like such a bad music fan for not realising for myself sooner, the similarities in these singer’s angelic vocals.
The song which bristles with sentiment, tenderness and joy was released on GLAAD Spirit Day (a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth.)
Tim elaborates…“I hope this song can bring hope and light to anyone who’s going through it right now. I spent so many years of my life feeling like I’d always have to hide, letting the horrible things people would say push me further, and further from being my authentic self. I know how it feels to want to be somebody other than yourself, but this song is proof that you can make it to the other side. You are who you are for a reason, and you’re deserving of love and happiness. Hang in there, I promise you it gets better.”
Tim Nelson never stops writing, this new track is the first taste of new music written throughout the last 9 months of non-stop global touring. Stay tuned for more on a new Cub Sport album, out next year.