- Release Date 2014-10-20
- Label Big Dada
- Catalog BDDNL254
Following on from the singles 'The Beigeness' and 'Lonely Daze', it is one of the few tracks that is outside the narrative of the album; both giving context to the story while drawing on the universal themes of love, loss, returning, regret and truth that the album explores. With its whirring, intense beats and Kate's lyrical turn of phrase and imagery being at their sharpest, it is one of the most exciting tunes on the record. Witness the gorgeous description in the opening verse "My heart's...Trying to start wars on the bus/ Dumb chunk of a muscle with its claws out/ Throwing its oars out the dinghy in the middle of a gale/ Making whirlpools the way I chase my tail." and be blown away. The Guardian claimed that live "Circles blossoms from paranoid playground chant to fully fledged club anthem."
The single will include remixes by Micachu and Mike Skinner, underlining how exhilarating this track is. It manages to be darkly atmospheric, joyful and redemptive, everyday and ephemeral, visceral and true - all at the same time.