UK art rockers Field Music are set to return with their follow-up to 2012’s Mercury Prize-nominated Plumb early next month. Due February 6th, 2016 via Memphis Industries, Commontime has already been previewed with the lead single “The Noisy Days are Over”. The band keeps the new wave-y vibes cresting on the latest taste of the LP, “Disappointed”.
“We were consciously embracing the simplicity and directness of the pop music we love,” singer David Brewis said in a statement, “where most of the song is in the chorus and the singing is always right at the front. I’m imagining a couple trying to get together and not quite managing it because they’re a bit older and they’ve already built up complete lives as individuals. Their expectations of what love should be have become too byzantine to let themselves take a risk.”
That mature romantic struggle is present in lyrics like, “If you want this to be more/ Then you got to let me know/ But if you want me to be right every time/ You’re gonna be disappointed.” It’s all delivered over a punchy beat punctuated with sharp bass dabs and a dreamy piano strain. It’s romantic and sexy, and maybe just a little bit weird, which pretty much sums up older love to a tee. Take a listen below.
Field Music will head out on a UK tour followed by a brief US jaunt in the spring; find their full itinerary here.
01. The Noisy Days Are Over
03. But Not For You
04. I’m Glad
05. Don’t You Want To Know What’s Wrong?
06. How Should I Know If You’ve Changed?
07 Trouble At The Lights
08. They Want You To Remember
09. It’s A Good Thing
10. The Morning Is Waiting
11. Indeed It Is
12. That’s Close Enough For Now
13. Same Name
14. Stay Awake