inSYNC’s ‘Needed’ Track of the Week: ‘Sisyphus’ by Toothless

This ‘Needed’ track of the week comes from Toothless, Ed Nash’s side project whilst he takes a break from playing bass in Bombay Bicycle Club, currently on hiatus.

The song is named after and inspired by the Greek mythology character ‘Sisyphus’, whose punishment is to push a giant boulder up a mountain, only to have it roll down in the evening. Sisyphus is forced to do this endlessly day after day, and Nash saw this as a pretty good metaphor for everyday life – particularly in relationships where someone continuously makes mistakes over and over; “but you’ll always be there for them, no matter what.”

In a behind the scenes making of the music video, Nash described the recording of the song as a “shambles” which was initially brought forward with a “cheesy, j-pop style” in the same arrangement it’s currently in.

“Everyone hated it, my manager tried for months and months to get me to change it, which I eventually did… and he was completely right”

As interesting as the full j-pop style version of this song would have been to listen to, we can’t help but love this track. Ed Nash has proved he’s got what it takes to go at it alone with this single and the rest of his album, we can’t wait to see his project on tour and at festivals later this year.

See the list of tour dates below;

27 Glasgow, Stereo
28 Manchester, Sound Control

01 London, Lexington
02 Nottingham, The Bodega
03 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Games Room
04 Birmingham, Institute 3
05 Brighton, The Hope

George Hall

inSYNC Editor


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