Ahead of the release of their sixth album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ later this month, Mystery Jets have shared their beautiful new track ‘History Has Its Eyes On You’, a rousing track calling for people to “be who you needed when you were younger”.
“The inspiration for this song came from the Women’s March in January 2017,” Blaine Harrison explains. “At the time I was away on a writing trip in Iceland, staying in a remote fishing village which was very cut off from civilisation. One afternoon I was out hiking and when I found some phone signal, I saw all these pictures my friends were sharing from the march, not just in the UK but all over the world-it was the largest single-day march in US history.
“I felt very emotional and suddenly had this strong sense of the need to return home and be present, to show up. The messages on the placards permeated the lyrics- they were some of the funniest and saddest things I had ever read, many of them written by young girls. What I saw compelled me to try and communicate how important female role models had been not only in my life growing up, but in cultural spaces throughout history.”
Catch Mystery Jets on tour at the below dates:
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 - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
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