words by tom johnson
It’s an interesting side-note that PONY’s new track was written by Sam Bielanski in the wake of huge Buffy binge, because you could quite imagine “Small Things” reverberating through The Bronze’s hallowed walls. Which, for some, might well be the highest accolade you can laud upon a track, but such a thing also tinged with sadness, as Bielanski describes in greater detail here:
“I wrote Small Things last summer after I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the third time. Every time I finish the series I feel like all my friends have died and it spirals me into this weird kind of sadness, like I am actually mourning my lost Scooby Gang pals. This time though, instead of hitting “start from the beginning” I decided to try to be productive. This song is inspired by Buffy and Spikes tumultuous relationship, that is honestly totally relatable to anyone who has ever been in any sort of abusive relationship but in a supernatural I could kill you with a piece of wood kind of way.”
Despite the sincerity that sits at its core, the track is a colourful burst of sentiment across its three-and-a-half minutes, and makes for a gleaming introduction to the trio’s forthcoming new EP Do You which was recorded with Greys’ Shehzaad Jiwani this summer and gets its full release at the end of October.
Fun and fiery in equal measure, you can stream “Small Things” below right now.
Pre-order the Do You EP here