As an early taster of new material from the record, the band have released a cinematic video for new single ‘FREAKIN OUT’, the first track to be taken from the album.
Matching their ambitions for the record with the pedigree of their collaborators, the video for the single was directed by Richard Heslop, who has previously worked with rock royalty Queen, The Smiths and The Cure on some of their more far out visuals.
“We wanted something a bit freaky, which is something Richard managed to capture perfectly,” front man Alan Smith enthuses. “He really gets into it, to the point where we almost had a snow machine! Luckily we captured everything we needed to without it…”
“‘FREAKIN OUT’ is mainly about depression—a kind of depression that keeps you up all night and makes you question everything,” elaborates Smith on the new single. “I’ve had some people close to me deal with addiction and depression, and it’s hard for everyone involved. We were listening to a bit of Demob Happy at the time, that kind of inspired the chorus. Also we’ve always loved ourselves a cheeky bit of Manchester Orchestra.”
Further live dates and details of the album will be revealed over the coming months.