Photo by Cameron Wittig
On July 24th, On An On will return with its sophomore album, And The Wave Has Two Sides, through Roll Call Records. The follow-up to the impressive 2013 debut Give In was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Joe Chiccarelli (Spoon, The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket). It comes after nearly 18 months of touring and finds the Minneapolis dream pop outfit settling into their own skin, so to speak.
“This time we came into the studio as a band,” explains keyboardist Alissa Ricci in a press release, referencing Give In, which was recorded just weeks after the band formed. “Give In was us learning to think less and trust our instincts — what you hear on that record is a band beginning.” For this next go-around, though, the group “wanted to make something more direct and visceral,” bassist Ryne Estwing says.
As a preview of what’s to come, On An On has shared a blissful and soul-tinged synthpop cut called “It’s Not Over”. According to frontman Nate Eiesland, it’s a song that chronicles “long-term love.” “It’s about regaining a sense of context to help in the moments, or the seasons, of insecurity that are a part of loving someone forever,” he notes. Listen in below.
For more of And The Wave Has Two Sides, check out “Drifting”.