Circa Waves Releases New Album “Never Going Under”: Streaming
Liverpool-based alt-rock band Circa Waves, consisting of Kieran Shudall (vocals/guitar), Sam Rourke (bass), Colin Jones (drums) and Joe Falconer (lead guitar), released their fifth studio album “Never Going Under” on January 13, 2023.
It is their first album in three years since the 2020 album “Sad Happy”.
The album comprises 11-track, written and produced by Kieran Shudall.
The band frontman Kieran Shudall said of the album, “'Never Going Under' speaks to that uniquely modern phenomenon of genuinely not knowing what type of world our kids are going to find themselves in in 30 years. Physically, environmentally, politically we are completely in the unknown. That scares us all but ultimately we know we can never give up on the future because how can you? The songs on the album are written differently from the previous work we've put out. They are written from the perspective of my son and also from my own current experience of the climate today. Circa Waves have always had a certain world view, but now it's through that lens of being a father and still not knowing what the hell is going on. 'Never Going Under' is a snapshot of the fear we all feel today and the resilience we will need to get through it.”
- The band shared on social media, “Album 5 is upon us and it feels amazing to be able to share it with you. It's now ready to be let out into the world! These songs are no longer ours, they are yours. We hope it brings you as much joy listening as it did to make. We truly cannot fucking wait for you all to hear it and then to play it live for you!”
The band embarks on UK Tour 2023 in support of the album. The tour kicks off at O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford on January 23, 2023 and will conclude at Millennium Square in Leeds on July 14, 2023.
Learn more about tour dates, click here.
Kieran Shudall explained of some tracks for the album.
“Hell On Earth”
“'Hell On Earth' is about the world moving so fast around you you're struggling to keep up. Record stores closing, politicians lying more than ever, social anxiety at its highest level and that general feeling some days that everything is going wrong.
“Carry You Home”
Director Joseph Falcovici said, “It's a video for everyone who found themselves growing up in a small town wishing to leave, and their close friends they left behind then they did. The lyrics have an undertone of a father being worried that climate change may fundamentally change the world his son grows up in. Brutalist architecture was an expression of post-war optimism and a re-imagining of how society might live in the future. Many of these structures have since become dilapidated or even demolished. These buildings are relics of the past's imagined future in a time where the future is a major cause anxiety for younger generations. I wanted to contrast interactions with those imposing concrete structures and the fragile natural world we may lose.”
“Living in the Grey”
“'Living in the Grey' touches on that strange feeling of when things are going your way it can sometimes feel like it will all fall apart at any moment. And also the feeling that once you get to the place you always wanted to get to, and it's not quite what you thought it would be.”
- source : Apple Music