Toronto four-piece FRIGS upped the ante with their EP ‘Slush’ in 2016 and back in November they returned with new track ‘Doghead’.
Now they’ve announced their debut full-length album! ‘Basic Behaviour’ is out on 23rd February through Arts & Crafts. It’s been self-produced and was written and recorded over a period of 16 months in two locations: the band’s home studio and Toronto’s Union Sound Company. Check out the tracklisting below.
02. Talking Pictures
04. Solid State
To coincide with the announcement, the band have also shared new track ‘Talking Pictures’. Vocalist Bria Salmena says of the track: “‘Talking Pictures’ was a turning point in the development of Basic Behaviour. There was a starkness to it that really resonated with us at the time, becoming a catalyst for a new style of songwriting that would eventually finish the record”.
She continued: “Lyrically, it is about the need to be stimulated. It was written during a period where I felt a lack of both external and internal encouragement, preventing me from thinking freely or creatively. Falling into a void of routine, I was distracting myself from real life experiences, and those experiences, once examined, seemed only filtered through interactions with technology and social media. In writing this song, I attempted to explore this void and my distracted state in hopes of losing any numbness I felt in my day-to-day life”.
Listen to ‘Talking Pictures’ below.