Listen Mystery Jets announce new album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’, share new single ‘Screwdriver’

Mystery Jets announce new album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’, share new single ‘Screwdriver’
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Their sixth studio album will be coming out next month!

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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