After we followed them into the studio last month, Mystery Jets have now announced the follow-up to ‘Curve Of The Earth’, sharing today that their sixth studio album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ will be out on 27th September! “This album wasn’t about making pointed opinions,” says lead singer Blaine Harrison. “It was about being a mirror for what’s going on, reflecting back the way people are feeling.”
To celebrate the announcement, the quartet are also sharing the atmospheric first single ‘Screwdriver’. “’Screwdriver’ is about the mechanics of intolerance,” Blaine explains. “Looking back at times of economic instability in history, we see how easily deep chasms grow in society and the population seeks change wherever it is most convincingly promised. Conflict arises as cultures and belief systems clash, unwilling to accept one another’s place in society, because we are fed the rhetoric that our neighbours are those responsible for our problems: then inevitably nationalism once more raises its ugly head above the parapet. But whereas political agendas fuel divisiveness, music unites and reminds us of all that we have in common. The message of Screwdriver is not a pessimistic one - because perhaps faced with confrontation we can find understanding, and even maybe learn how to listen to, and love one another.”
Have a listen below and catch the band live at the following dates later this year!
05 - Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
06 - The Mill, Birmingham
07 - Waterfront, Norwich
09 - 2Q Festival, Lincoln
10 - The Riverside, Newcastle
11 - The Caves, Edinburgh
12 - Oran Mor, Glasgow
14 - Academy 2, Manchester
15 - The Wardrobe, Leeds
16 - The Welly, Hull
18 - Concorde 2, Brighton
19 - Bristol Trinity, Bristol
20 0 O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
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