Widowspeak have today announced The Jacket, their 6th studio album, set to be released on March 11th via Captured Tracks. Pre-order here. The announcement comes alongside new single “Everything Is Simple” and a music video directed by OTIUM.
Speaking about the new single the band said:
At the beginning of something (a relationship, a project, a job, a new place) you have this very pure feeling toward it. Everything feels less complicated because you’re oriented wholly toward that potential. It’s undefined, and that makes it easier to understand, because you can’t see the problems yet. As time goes on, you learn more, you experience more, and you see where the limitations exist: not even necessarily ones imposed upon you, but where you draw your own lines. Maybe you can’t see what was holding you back until it’s in the past, and by then others’ perspectives contradict your own. Everyone is constructing their own versions of reality. The song was originally going to feed into the drama of the imaginary band, but it’s about our own band too. I was thinking about how I’m an inherently unreliable narrator about my own life, and at the same time maybe there are no “true” stories.
Listen to the new single below!
A press release described the upcoming album as “A present and comfortable record, imbued with a sense of collective pause and the ease of a band at the top of their game. For all its familiar textures, it still feels entirely fresh within that canon: proudly a guitar record, a rock record, a songwriter’s record. A Widowspeak record”.
1. While You Wait
2. Everything Is Simple
4. True Blue
5. The Jacket
7. The Drive
8. Slow Dance
9. Forget It