Starbenders Announces New Album “Take Back The Night”, Shares New Song “We're Not Okay”
American rock band Starbenders, consisting of Kimi Shelter (vocals/guitar), Aaron Lecesne (bass), Emily Moon (drums) and Kriss Tokaji (guitar), has announced their third studio album “Take Back The Night” will be released on September 22, 2023 via Sumerian Records.
From the album, the band released the third single called “We're Not Okay” on June 15, 2023, following “The Game” and “Sex”.
The song is accompanied by the Gilbert Trejo-directed music video. The track was written by Starbenders and James Hall.
The band lead singer Kimi Shelter said of the song, “When I initially wrote We're Not OK, I was thinking about the struggle I've had with spirituality. Sometimes I feel like a poser when I try to tap into faith. That small voice going, 'you really don't believe', 'you know it's not going to be any different'... and on and on.”
- She continued, “That small voice going, 'you really don't believe', 'you know it's not going to be any different'...and on and on. I brought my mentor and dear friend, James Hall, in to co-write. He was able to bring more light to that feeling of hopelessness that we all feel. What's important is coming together to be 'less not okay' and riding out the storm. The answering of prayers can be very subtle, we just have to keep our minds open to the possibility of things changing and working themselves out.”
She added, “We tapped into this further with the music video. We also had the honour of working with Gilbert Trejo. He immediately picked up on the sentiment of the song and wanted to show us floating through Hollywood, going through it. The band is depicted as eventually finding one another and carrying on along the walk of fame. Definitely deep rock n' roll poetry.”
The new album comprises 13-track. It is their first album in three years since the 2020 album “Love Potions”.
The band shared on social media, “Take Back The Night' was born in the wake of the band's most challenging obstacles to date. From life threatening necrotizing bacterial pneumonia, addiction and mental health issues to two years of the world in limbo, it felt like the punches kept coming and coming. All while making ends meet with next to nothing. We made a conscious decision that we were going to practice radical acceptance and stick together no matter what. The frustration and worries we choked down on the daily were transmuted into the compositions and sounds of the new record. All the triumph over adversity made the rocket fuel that propelled our most cohesive and aggressive record ever ☽〄☾☿♡☆⏎”
Photo by Vegas Giovanni
- source : Apple Music