Dead Pony // ‘23, Never Me’

Words: Danny Gillies / @danny_gillies

  • ‘23, Never Me’ is Dead Pony’s latest single, released on LAB Records.
  • Angry and bitter, the track discusses toxic friendships and freeing yourself from them.
  • FFO: Wolf Alice, Queens of the Stone Age & YONAKA.

Since the release of ‘Everything Is Easy’ in May, Dead Pony have forced their way into the UK indie scene. Support from Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens as well as coverage from NME, Dork and GQ have introduced Dead Pony to a nationwide audience. ‘23, Never Me’ is the latest release from the Glasgow outfit and it doesn’t hold back.

When discussing the track, lead singer Anna Shields explains its main theme: “’23, Never Me’ is about cutting ties with toxicity and freeing yourself of negative people and their views”. The instrumental reflects this sentiment effortlessly. With a driving verse and one of Dead Pony’s signature choruses, made even bigger by production from 7 West’s Johnny Madden and Chris Marshall, ‘23, Never Me’ is a track that will blow audience’s heads off, both through headphones and in a live setting. Dead Pony aren’t going anywhere soon and with 2021’s festival season on the cards, we’ll be sure to see them in the flesh as soon as possible.