A dreamy and poppy heartbreak tune, Slow Fade is the latest track from London duo Peggy Sue (Rosa Slade and Katy Young) and the first single from upcoming fifth album. With an aptitude for slightly off kilter but very on ear hooks, it blends sixties and nineties influences with fresh and modern energy. There’s a laconic and lazy feel to proceedings, with a little bit of relishment in there.
‘Heartbreak takes ages’ says Katy. ‘That’s kind of the best and the worst thing about it. I was pretty heartbroken and trying all these tactics to make it finish faster; going out, staying in, talking about it, not talking about. But at some point I realised that when I was ok again, it would be because the love was done. And so Slow Fade is about letting it take its time – partly because you don’t really have a choice and partly because a bit of me wanted to make that pretty sadness last as long as I could.’