Heartworms has shared her dark new single ‘May I Comply’ – listen to it below.
The new track is the first release from Heartworms since March EP ‘A Comforting Notion’, which NME said in a five-star review was “brimming with all the promise of the next great cult act”.
‘May I Comply’ arrives with an accompanying monochrome music video by Gilbert Trejo, who also directed Heartworms’ previous video ‘24 Hours’.
“When I wrote this track I just wanted to get over an ex and to tell my little brother he’s good enough… turned out to be a lot darker than I thought,” Heartworms, real name Jojo Orme, shared in a press statement.
Check out ‘May I Comply’ below.
Gilbert Trejo added: “For ‘May I Comply’ Jojo and I wanted to lean harder into the stark black and white world that Heartworms is building, washing everything but the band out in a sea of emptiness. Between shooting ‘24 Hours’ and ‘May I Comply’ I’ve had the chance to photograph Heartworms on tour and was excited about capturing a bit more of the energy of Jojo’s performance at this stage.”
“And then he came into my life and he sees me the same as I see him,” she told NME last year. “It’s very beautiful. I appreciate his friendship, I’m so honoured. We get on really well; he’s a very special person.”
Last year, NME hailed Heartworms – who is signed to cult indie label Speedy Wunderground – as “defiant, goth-inspired post-punk that draws strength from the doubters”.
The artist will be performing her biggest headline show to date at London’s Village underground on November 21 – you can purchase any remaining tickets here. She’s also due to support The Last Dinner Party at The Roundhouse, London on February 1 2023, before heading out on a US support tour with The Kills.