Vacations Announces New Album “No Place Like Home”, Shares New Song “Close Quarters”
Australian indie rock band Vacations, consisting of Campbell Burns (vocals/guitar), Jake Johnson (Bass), Nate Delizzotti (lead guitar) and Joseph Van Lier (Drums), has announced their third studio album “No Place Like Home” will be released on January 12, 2024.
It is their first album in four years since the 2020 album “Forever in Bloom”.
The album comprises 10-track, produced by Campbell Burns and John Velasquez.
The band frontman Campbell Burns said of the album “I found it extremely difficult to write anything for years. I didn't know what Vacations' voice was anymore, or even my own in a day-to-day sense. I had to find a way to fall back in love with music and so much else in my life, or I knew I would simply cease to exist.”
He continued, “I had this loose concept of No Place Like Home being an Americana-influenced album. I wanted to incorporate more pianos, acoustic guitars, Nashville tuning, and country-inspired lap steel, but then also bringing in drum machines and synths and finding a mix between the two.”
- From the album, the band released a new song “Close Quarters” on October 20, 2023.
The song is the fourth single off of the album.
Campbell Burns said or the song, “I was feeling burnt out from the music industry and touring, to the point where I wasn't even sure what the project was anymore. Despite it all, I could never make a decision, even when it was on my mind all day. There was always that curiosity to see what could happen next, to see if my feelings would change. I came out the other side feeling more passionate than ever; it just took time for those feelings to pass as we entered a new era that involved a lot of growing pains. 'Close Quarters' is about that time just before feeling okay, where I felt like I wanted to burn everything and let it fade away.”
He added, “We had one session where we approached it in a very childlike manner. We were playing with all the instruments in the room, I was recording in the producer's chair, and John and Nate were at the piano. Someone was playing keys, someone had a drumstick running along the strings of the piano. We would walk around the room and find other things to hit. We condensed all of that; we flipped it, stretched it, broke it down, and it became a sample. I felt like it was a very collaborative process, but it wasn't traditional in any kind of sense. It felt like letting go of everything around me and being present in the moment. Like practicing mindfulness or doing meditation.”
Photo by Charlie Hardy
- source : Apple Music