Birmingham band JAWS are back with the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Simplicity
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JAWS have revealed the news we’ve all been waiting for: they’re set to release a new album in 2019.
The Ceiling will be released on 5th April 2019 and features the singe ‘Driving at Night’ – which you can watch the video of below. The album takes the theme of “feeling lost” according to frontman Connor Schofield.
“Lyrically ‘The Ceiling’ is generally about feeling a bit lost,” explains Connor.
“I think as you grow up everything feels like its moving along a lot quicker; friends, relationships, life can all seem to move at 100 mph. Sometimes we forget that its OK to stand still for a bit sometimes and actually breathe. A lot of these songs are about dealing with that. Musically I think we’ve surprised even ourselves with it, we’ve gone down paths we haven’t taken before and ended up with something we’re really very excited about.”
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“‘Driving At Night’ follows the general theme of the record,” Connor continues.
“I wrote it while thinking a lot about my hometown of Birmingham and I think it sets the tone perfectly for the rest of the record.”
The Ceiling‘s tracklist is as follows:
‘Do You Remember?’
‘Please Be Kind’
‘Looking / Passing’
‘End of the World’
‘Driving At Night’
JAWS have also announced a short run of UK dates to coincide with the album release. Tickets go on sale Friday 30th November at 10am.
23 – Glasgow King Tuts
25 – London Electric Ballroom
26 – Manchester Ritz
27 – Birmingham O2 Institute
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