Now a few weeks before the album’s release, they’ve served up another new cut, ‘Time In Joy’. The six-minute track moves from a stately melody before eventually exploding into a funk-laden groove complete with flutes and buoyant, malleable basslines.
Speaking of the track, Peter Brewis said: “People have a sort of romanticised idea of feelings that are painful or dark, that they are more meaningful, but when I’ve been through dark times, I find that there isn’t a lot of romance in that, that I function better and get more meaning out of positive experiences”.
He continued: “With some things that have been happening personally to us recently, and obviously the things happening in the wider world, there’s a kind of defiance in playfulness, and that’s what we were trying to capture. It isn’t escapism, but it’s an attempt to confront those things with a deliberate sense of fun. Fun in the face of hardship. We set out to have a good time making this record, in spite of everything”.
Field Music are also set to head out on tour in February in March. Tickets are on sale now.
Listen to ‘Time In Joy’ and see Field Music’s upcoming UK tour dates below.
02 Newcastle, Northern Stage
03 Newcastle, Northern Stage
08 Brighton, Komedia
09 Bristol, The Lantern
10 Southampton, Engine Rooms
11 Exeter, Phoenix
15 Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
16 Manchester, Gorilla
17 Glasgow, St Luke’s
22 Liverpool, Arts Club
23 Sheffield, Foundry
24 Norwich, The Waterfront
25 London, Barbican (with the Open Here Orchestra)