Copeland tells an intimate love story in its sincere new single “Night Figures,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Dec. 6).
The new track comes from the indie rock band’s recently-announced new LP Blushing, due Feb. 14 on Tooth & Nail Records. Originally formed as a rock outfit in 2001, Copeland expands its style on “Night Figures,” fusing its roots with electronic and symphonic sounds. “We wanted to take all of the elements that made up our sound in the past and push those elements farther,” frontman Aaron Marsh says. “We could be each thing individually by pushing each facet of our art in a more focused way.”
What results from this experimentation is “Night Figures,” an ethereal mediation on love. The song’s multi-layered production captures the chaotic quiet of night, while orchestral swells build to the song’s urgent and powerful ending. “Hiding in your words/ You’re emotionless just like me,” Marsh sings with breathy, and purposely abstract, lyrics. “I try to keep things a little cloudy,” Marsh says. “I want people to attach their own meanings and let the lyrics meet them where they are.”
The new album is Copeland’s first since 2014’s Ixora, which arrived alongside its return from a five-year hiatus. With “Night Figures” the band prepares for a new era: setting the stage for the rest of Blushing, while still holding onto the influence of its previous works. “That let us be free to really push ourselves in that way and this album represents that,” Marsh says.
Listen to “Night Figures” and find the Blushing album track listing and cover art below, along with Copeland’s upcoming tour dates with From Indian Lakes and Many Rooms. The new album is up for pre-order here.
2. “Lay Here”
3. “As Above So Alone”
5. “Night Figures”
8. “On Your Worst Day”
9. “Strange Flower”
10. “It Felt So Real”
11. “Waltz on Water”