Movements Announce Debut Album, Share 'Colorblind' Video: Exclusive
Movements certainly caused some stir with its debut EP, Outgrown Things, during the spring of 2016. But the punky SoCal quartet didn't feel compelled to rush in making its debut full-length, Feel Something, which comes out Oct. 20.
Check out the video for the first single, "Colorblind," below.
"I think Movements is starting to come of age. We're growing into our sound and our abilities as musicians," frontman Patrick Miranda tells Billboard. "Feel Something is a very special collection of music. We spent over a year and a half writing, and every song went through multiple versions of themselves until we were completely satisfied with the final product. We challenged ourselves, we stepped out of our comfort zones, we tried new things, and we worked our asses off. There were quite literally blood, sweat, and tears poured into this record and we couldn't be happier with the outcome."
Movements convened with Outgrown Things producer Will Yip during February to work on Feel Something, crafting 11 tracks designed with a cohesive vision of muscular rock energy and melodic songcraft -- and plenty of earworm-worthy hooks. "We wanted to define what Movements is on the record," Miranda says. "There were a lot of different styles on the EP because we were still trying to figure out who we wanted to be. For (Feel Something) we were all on the same page. Everything matured. We solidified our identity as a rock band. Our guitar tones are more complex. The spoken word parts are there, but there's hardly any screaming. We wanted to write a cool f***ing rock record with a song for everybody."
"Colorblind," then, is one for the lovers -- sort of. "It's a relationship song," notes Miranda, who is, in fact, colorblind. "I use that as an analogy for love." Musically, he adds, it's a song "that we felt best embodied the progression of our music. We wanted the first new song everyone heard to be a heavy-hitting banger that would really hit the ground running, and set a tone for the rest of the record."
Movements hit the road soon, starting Oct. 11 in Minneapolis with shows booked into mid-November. Pre-orders for the album are here. The full track list includes:
1. Full Circle
2. Third Degree
5. Deadly Dull
6. Fever Dream
7. Suffer Through
8. Deep Red
9. Under The Gun
11. The Grey
Movements Tour Dates with Knuckle Puck
]Oct 11- Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam
Oct 12- St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Oct13- Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Oct 14- Denver, CO @ Marquis
Oct 15- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Oct 17- Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Oct 18- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
Oct 20 - Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St.
Oct 21 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Oct 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Oct 23 - San Diego CA @ The Irenic
Oct 24- Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
Oct 26- Dallas, TX @ RBC
Oct 27- Austin, TX @ Come and Take It
Oct 28- Houston, TX @ Walters
Oct 30- Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Nov 1- Orlando, FL @ The Social
Nov 2- Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
Nov 3- Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Nov 4- Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
Nov 5- Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Nov 7- Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Nov 8- Philadelphia, PA @ The TLA
Nov 9- Ashbury Park, NJ @ House of Independence
Nov 10- New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
Nov 11- Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom
Nov 12- Boston, MA @ Paradise
Nov 14- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Nov 15- Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Nov 16- Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
Nov 17- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Nov 18- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
Nov 19- Columbus, OH @ Skully’s