The story of Ipswich-via-Boston rockers Basement is an inspiring one: band goes on indefinite hiatus after two LPs in 2012, their following swells while they’re gone, band reforms with renewed purpose and plans for a new record. That album is due next month, and today (Dec. 10) they’re premiering a brand new song via Billboard.
“This is the first softer song on the record, and it helps adds a contrast in pace to the flow of the whole album,“ vocalist Andrew Fisher tells Billboard. “When I hear [‘Oversized’] I think of early Jets To Brazil and even some of the more melodic songs from Blur like ‘Coffee and TV,’ especially with the harmonies at the end.”
Check out the video for the new track below, featuring visuals from Renata Raksha:
“‘Oversized’ is about being afraid to reveal who you really are to the people you care about and who care about you,” Fisher continues. “I think this is sometimes hard because they are the people that matter to you the most and even though you assume they will accept you for who you are, you’re still so scared and in need of their approval.”
“Ovesized” comes from Promise Everything, the band’s forthcoming third album. It’s out Jan. 29 on Run For Cover Records, with a North American tour coming for April 2016. Details on that trek are below. The album is available for pre-order here.