Today, The Let Go drop their new single ‘Woke’, a bold introduction to the most exciting new band in the UK. Now signed to Chess Club – a label famed for breaking new talent, where recent signings include Alfie Templeman and Pixey, and alumni include Jungle, MØ, Wolf Alice and Easy Life – The Let Go are poised for big things ahead. With an instant earworm hook and a trippy, striking video directed by The Let Go and Frankie Beanie, ‘Woke’ is a self-produced statement of intent from the Liverpool-based band, exploring infatuation and obsession at multiple levels – towards a person, but also towards our phones and timelines, and how the two intertwine. Speaking about the track, Cole says “‘Woke’ turned out to be every part of me that I didn’t like, finally meshed together into something good.” The Let Go will be featured on BBC Radio 1 as Jack Saunders’ Next Wave this Wednesday.
The Let Go are Cole and Scout, 19-year-old Washington natives who relocated to the UK to attend LIPA in Liverpool. Cole and Scout met during their last year of high school, and within a month were on tour (with Cole acting as their booking agent, and her mother as tour manager). Now based in Liverpool (Scout crossed the pond to join Cole at the end of 2020, in the middle of lockdown), they write and produce all their own work together, with influences ranging from The 1975 and Billy Joel to Brockhampton and Dominic Fike, drawing influence from bedroom pop, hip hop, punk, indie and everything in between to create their own unique sonic landscape made for the here and now. Following their signing to Chess Club, The Let Go are poised to become one of the most exciting new acts in the UK.