Nothing But Thieves Announces New EP “Moral Panic II”, Premieres New Song “Miracle, Baby”
- British alt-rock band Nothing But Thieves announced their upcoming EP “Moral Panic II” would be released on July 23, 2021.
The EP follows up their third studio album “Moral Panic” which was released last October.
From the EP, the band released the second single entitled “Miracle, Baby”, following “Futureproof”.
It was written by Conor Mason, Dominic Craik, Jim Irvin, Joe Langridge-Brown and Julian Emery. Produced by Rich Costey.
Nothing But Thieves said of the song, “Miracle, Baby was written directly after Futureproof. After experimenting with hip hop/RnB influences on that song, it really helped inform a direction for us to follow – we tried to pull vocal inspiration from soul and funk and musical inspiration from almost a prog rock background. The lyrics are light-hearted in a way which felt refreshing to include in the Moral Panic world. We wanted to create a narrative – they're actually very nearly a joke, but the end seems to turn them round somehow and makes the whole thing more punchy.”
- The EP comprises of 5-track. The band said of the EP, “Moral Panic II was something we decided to do only after Part I was all mixed, mastered and the records pressed. It didn't feel like we were done with the 'Moral Panic' theme - I think partly because we hadn't been able to tour the project yet, it didn't feel right to move on. But we also had the luxury of time to assess the album and explore some avenues we felt the album may have missed.”
They continued, “In that way, it was important that 'Moral Panic II' comprised of completely fresh, newly written songs rather than songs that just didn't wind up making the album, like how a traditional deluxe version would function. There's a familiarity, but we also really honed in on a new side of the band. Part II really rounds Part I out – the two parts should be enjoyed as one project.”
- source : Spotify