Hannah Lou Clark – “Silent Type” (Stereogum Premiere)

British rocker Hannah Lou Clark wrote “Silent Type,” the title track from her upcoming EP, about living above a Quaker meeting house and listening in on the quietly intense worship happening beneath her floorboards. The song itself isn’t silent, but it’s definitely a study in nervous energy and restraint, setting Clark’s coos against a slinky yet intense bass line, nervous stabs of guitar, and a maddeningly steady backbeat. The resulting alt-rock track feels like it’s always about to burst but mostly just builds and builds, mirroring what it must be like to be the “strong, silent type.” Put your ear to the ground and listen closely below.

Silent Type is out 11/24 on Gravy/Quatre Femmes.