With layers of Springsteen, Wilco, and Tears For Fears, the heady, emotional song tugs at nostalgia while also asserting itself as a clear tour de force for the group. Frontman Matthew Iwanusa sings over sparkling synths and churning guitar: "Still I'm wide awake / And the day is done / It's just the lie that leads me back again / Ooh, never going back again / Ooh, never going back again."
With the single, the rockers -- comprised of Iwanusa, lead guitarist James Carbonetti, bassist Jeff Berrall, keyboardist Sam Hopkins and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Prescott Clark -- also announce their third record, Otero War, set for release this summer on Cinematic Music Group. Longtime friend and New York punk-scene legend Johnny T helped the band get signed as the first rock act on Cinematic Music Group, home to rappers Joey Bada$$, G Herbo and Cam'ron.
And with the set, the group is aiming higher than ever. This time around, frontman Iwanusa took the wheel creatively, penning the album's 12 lush tracks over the course of three years. The labor clearly paid off, as the set is distinctly their most mature to date, and could be something of a mainstream breakthrough for the band.