The Vaccines Announces New Album “Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations”, Shares New Song “Heartbreak Kid”
London-based alt-rock band The Vaccines, consisting of Justin Hayward-Young (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Árni Árnason (bass), Timothy Lanham (keyboards) and Yoann Intonti (drums), has announced their sixth studio album “Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations” will be released on January 12, 2024.
It is their first album in three years since the 2021 album “Back in Love City”.
The album comprises 10-track, produced by Andrew Wells. It was written while the band's frontman Justin Young was living in Los Angeles and going through his own period of loss.
Justin Young said of the album in a statement, “It's about loss. And coming to terms with that loss - not necessarily grieving for it, but trying to get a new understanding of it.”
The album's title comes from a misheard lyric from Don McLean's classic song “American Pie”.
Justin Young said, “I was living in LA while writing this record, and American Pie is a song about disillusionment with America and the American dream, and his feeling that something had died. I guess I was coming to terms with similar things – my understanding of what the real West Coast of America was, after growing up on a diet of American pop culture. That was all coming to a head as various relationships were ending. That was the seed of it. It's about the loss of dreams.”
- From the album, the band released a new song Heartbreak Kid” on September 22, 2023.
The track was written by Justin Hayward-Young, Tim Lanham, Arni Arnason, Yoann Intonti, Rory Wynne Andrew, and Andrew Wells, who also produced it.
“There are two types of people in the world – people that have had their heart broken and people that haven't had their heart broken yet,” Justin Young said of the song. “'Heartbreak Kid' is a call to arms, a reminder that in a world where too many of us feel too detached too often, facing your feelings head-on can make you feel more alive, even if it feels like the world is ending. It's a song to keep you company on the busy freeway that connects loss to discovery.”
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- source : Apple Music