Die Popkönner Spacey Jane kündigen mit „Sitting up“ ihr neues Album an

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(Credit: Michael Tartaglia)

Spacey Jane haben ein großes Jahr vor sich. Mitten in einer Reihe von internationalen Konzerten (im April auch in Deutschland), von denen einige US-Shows bereits Monate im Voraus ausverkauft sind, bereiten sich die vier Musiker auf die Veröffentlichung ihres am 10. Juni erscheinenden zweiten Albums, “Here Comes Everybody”, vor.

“Here Comes Everybody” war der Arbeitstitel von Wilcos bahnbrechendem Album “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” (eines der Lieblingsalben der Band). “Here Comes Everybody” wurde zu Beginn des ersten Lockdowns im Jahr 2020 zum Leben erweckt und enthält die bereits veröffentlichten Tracks „Lunchtime“, der auf der aktuellen australischen Triple J Hottest 100 auf Platz 12 landete, und „Lots of Nothing“, das den 3. Platz belegte.

Leadsänger Caleb Harper über die Themen auf “Here Comes Everybody”: “Our first record (Sunlight) discussed personal experiences of mine and it was a blessing to see how many people related to those stories. I want this record to be for youth persevering and thriving emotionally under the weight of our generational burden made up of climate change, COVID etc. Feeling like you have the responsibility of your entire future on your shoulders without any say in what happens creates anxiety and uncertainty. I think COVID took away the sense of unity that gives young people assurances in such times. I know music isn’t a replacement for taking control and galvanizing positive change, but I hope this record can soundtrack some of those moments in peoples lives.”

Die aktuelle Single „Sitting Up“ spiegelt die übergreifenden Themen des Albums weiter wider. “I wrote this about the way I was feeling and behaving when I was in my final semester of uni before dropping out. I left quite unceremoniously by not showing up to any of my final exams or handing in final assessments. I had no idea who I was, I was seriously depressed and completely spinning out. I felt like I’d created this terrible facade of myself for all of these people that I knew and that really I hadn’t been myself around someone or been truthful about my feelings in years. I didn’t care about my life or what I was doing to my body, I thought I was going to end up dead if I didn’t fix something. I felt like I was the only one going through those feelings and even though that wasn’t true, it made me feel so alone.”