“Bullet Proof” is the latest track from This Is The Kit‘s debut album for Rough Trade Records, Moonshine Freeze, out July 7th. The track follows first single “Moonshine Freeze”.
This Is The Kit’s songwriter and vocalist Kate Stables shared the following statement about “Bullet Proof”:
An ironic nickname. The opposite is true.
Feeling not very bulletproof. Feeling shot at.
How much we feel things. Some people seem not to feel anything.
What makes us feel loved? What are our requirements? How much do we ask? How much should we ask? How much should we say or let slip?
Who have we let down?
The selfish feeling of everyone and everything against you.
Drizzly, grey, coastal weather.
Stranded. Exposed. No shelter.
When is it time to call it quits?
Personally and also more globally.
The lessons we learn from the painful times.
From the floods and the shootings.
The world outside and the world inside.
The quiet and the reflection after any kind of ordeal, trial, or battle.
Facing up to some kind of truth.
Which truth? Do we choose?
Things get torn to pieces and start from scratch.
Bad things get built through lack of attention, then need to be pulled down.
To be honest with oneself about oneself.
Choosing to see a catastrophe as a chance to start again.
The past, the present, and the future.
Listen to “Bullet Proof” below:
Produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M. Ward, Perfume Genius), who plays on various songs and previously worked on the band’s first album Krulle Bol (2008), Moonshine Freeze is This Is The Kit’s fourth album and features Stables’ core band (Rozi Plain, Jamie Whitby-Coles, and Neil Smith) alongside others collaborators, including Aaron Dessner (of The National), who joins on six of the album’s tracks.