Monday 6 January 2020

LISTEN: Bombay Bicycle Club - 'I Can Hardly Speak'

So it looks as if 2020 arrived. I've given myself a couple of weeks off to help recover from a busy festive period working in retail but I'm back and really excited to get back into the swing of regular posts, with lots of brilliant new music just around the corner. Considering our current political and environmental situation, this track, from a very soon to be released album, seems a fitting return. The track is about struggling to express yourself with words, and it is taken from an album which the band describe as being "for anyone who's ever turned to music in a time of crisis, whether personal or political. It's about the solace one can get from listening to music or playing music when everything else in your life or the world has gone wrong. It's about finding kernels of hope and renewal in dire situations." As someone who is a real believer of the power of music to get through difficult situations, whether they be personal or on a larger scale, I'm loving this message.

The band is Bombay Bicycle Club and the track is I Can Hardly Speak - they dropped it at midnight on New Years, a festive treat for us all, a reward for staying up until midnight (by myself, at home) I felt. When sharing it online they added that it was one of the first songs to be written for the album, with it actually being written on the tour for the previous record in 2014. It's been given a lovely lyric video from Jonny Sanders / Prehuman, inspired by the art of Maria Medem, who is creating all of the artwork for the album - check the single covers out, they're gorgeous. Listen below!

Everything Else Has Gone Wrong is released on 17th January - pre-order it here.

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