Abortion Coffee

by Barely Autumn

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While ‘Alix’ still contained some of the band’s former melancholy, the second single of the new Barely Autumn album brings forward a radically different sound. ‘Abortion Coffee’ still is a pop song, be it one drenched in enticing layers of fuzzy guitars.

The track depicts the true story of a young couple getting pregnant unintentionally, and the distress that goes with that – on a relationship as well as on a societal level. The ‘Abortion Coffee’ is the cup of coffee the guy in the story drinks before he fleas the responsibility of dealing with the dilemma he’s facing. Find out what happens next further on in the song!

All in all, Barely Autumn lightheartedly and straightforwardly tackle one of the few remaining taboos of contemporary society. ‘Abortion Coffee’ could have been a Nirvana or a Pixies B-side. But it was actually written in downtown Brussels.

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You phoned me on a Thursday
Telling me you were on the bus
From the South of France to Brussels
Things had started to become too much

‘I’m dying’, is what you told me
Lying is what she blamed you for
When you ran away
From your responsibility

So, you had an abortion coffee
Kind of sad, an abortion coffee
All that’s left is abortion coffee
But I’m glad for abortion coffee

So, we went drinking at a concert
In a squat by the old town port
That’s where you told me all about her
And how you went for the last resort

‘She’s crying’, is what you told me
Hiding is what she blamed you for
When you ran away
From your responsibility

So, you had an abortion coffee
Kind of sad, an abortion coffee
All that’s left is abortion coffee
But I’m glad for abortion coffee

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released October 4, 2019
Barely Autumn:

Nico Kennes – vocals, guitar, keys
Bram Vandermotte – drums, percussion
Gil Persoons – bass guitar
Robbe Malschaert – guitar, keys

Song written and composed by Nico Kennes
Recorded at GAM Studios
Mixed by Wouter Vlaeminck at Battle Mountains
Lead guitar by Xavier Van Rillaer
Mastering by John Davis at Metropolis Studios

Video and montage by Jeffrey Roekens
Video performance by Myrthe van der Mark

℗ © 2019 Barely Autumn
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The second single of the new Barely Autumn album brings forward a radically different sound. ‘Abortion Coffee’ still is a pop song, be it one drenched in enticing layers of fuzzy guitars.

The track depicts the true story of a young couple getting pregnant unintentionally, and the distress that goes with that.
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