Having already showcased his eagerly awaited new album with the previously
shared delights ‘Drinking Lager’ and ‘Homesick Night’ earlier this year,
Newcastle-based singer and songwriter Pete Beat has now returned with his
latest offering ‘Before The War’.
As the title-track of his upcoming collection, ‘Before The War’ sees itself as one of
the staple moments of his new record. Taking an unconventional approach by
lifting inspiration from the crooning sound of the 1930s, this new cut is a bright
and joyous new release that comes accompanied by firm warning about the
world we live in.
Speaking about the track, he said, “This is a song for peace, with the message that
remote wars we in the West see on TV may eventually roll around to our shores.
“A certain section of people complain about refugees coming into the country,
without really considering what they would do in their shoes. Would they all
really stay and fight? I doubt it.
“A lot of those people also vote for governments who continue to bomb remote
countries, or who sour international relations, increasing the likelihood of
widespread war in the future.
“The style of the music is inspired by the British dance band sound of the 1930s,
a period before WWII which has some parallels with today such as the rise of
“Hopefully I’m wrong and the title of a future song will be ‘All Is Well In The
Pete Beat’s new album ‘Before The War’ will be available to stream and
download from the 16th April. Check out the new title-track below.