The Wombats Premieres New Song “If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming With You” on BBC Radio 1
- British alt-rock band The Wombats, consisting of Matthew Murphy, Tord Øverland Knudsen and Dan Haggis, premiered a new song “If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming With You” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with YUNGBLUD.
The song is the second single off of their upcoming sixth studio album “Fix Yourself, Not The World”, following “Method to the Madness”.
It was written by Tord Øverland Knudsen, Daniel Haggis and Matthew Murphy. Produced by Mark Crew.
The band made the song during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Matthew Murphy told YUNGBLUD about the song, “It all kind of started out with this like, we can be sent flying which was never like I wasn't part of my vision profits album. I don't think this song is massively indicative of the album as a whole but it's like, it's just a really enjoyable, consider face, and like I, the song was about the start of like lockdowns and things I feel like people just time to soul because there was nothing to hide behind like you won't go into bars to get wasted or you couldn't hide behind going to work or traveling, you were at home like exposing yourself to like the people that you were closest with. And if you didn't like what you were like that level, then, that was a problem. So anyway, this song is kind of about me not realizing that my wife and family are all kind of starting to hate me. And me just kind of being completely oblivious to it. That is not the case at all but it was just the kind of where the song came from.”
The new album is set to be released on January 7, 2022 via AWAL.
- The band created the album in Los Angeles, London and Oslo remotely along with producer Mark Crew.
Matthew Murphy said of the album, “I live in LA Dan lives in London and so it lives in Oslo. Oh amazing man so it was, it was done remotely. Only a couple of songs were in three separate cities than the majority of it I was in LA with an engineer and Dan and tours were in London with Mark who produced the most of the album, but not all of them, and it was great to be honest. It was amazing, like I just go down to the studio and just do my thing we'd like an engineer and we'd started started off, we would like hop on Zoom each, my morning and like talk about what we were going to do that day and what had to be done and what we were going to try and change about the demos or whatever.”
He continued, “And as the week's progressed, the Zooms got shorter and shorter until they just stopped, and then like everyone was on different songs doing like God knows what we were all everyone was on completely different pages, which was really fun but then after the last note was recorded then we let Mark go to like compile all the audio we've done a lot and 80% of which we've never even heard before as a group. Sometimes a song will come back and you'd be like, what, like we need to maybe we need to press Delete on a few things and it was a pretty mental way to record an album, not sure I'd recommend it.”
- source : BBC Radio 1