Shot by vocalist Henry Spychalski during an Italian road trip, he says of the new track, “‘Mikey’s Song’ is the most personal and sincere song we have ever written. It is a straight-up love song, unflinching and unreserved. Be we in Eden or Gomorrah, we still have to do something to give our lives meaning, to pursue joy, to justify our sufferings. Love, compassion, tenderness - these are the last bastions of hope.”
“’West of Eden’ is a portrait of a civilization on the brink of collapse,” he adds about the album itself. “This is the world our generation will spend its lives in, and we somehow need to find love and meaning within it. This album is about the struggle that we will all live, and about turning that struggle into joy.”
Watch the heart-warming visuals below.
See HMLTD live at the following dates:
13 | Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club
14 | Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy
15 | Edinburgh, UK @ Opium
16 | Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
18 | Dublin, IE @ The Sound House
19 | Manchester, UK @ YES
20 | London, UK @ The Garage
21 | Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
24 | Paris, France @ Badaboum
25 | Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
27 | Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
28 | Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree
29 | Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
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Meant to have it all, when the hype died down and a major label deal went sour, HMLTD had to regroup and work out what they really wanted. The result is long-awaited debut album ‘West of Eden’.
Our new issue also features Biffy Clyro, Fontaines DC, Sorry, Lauv and loads more.
Walt Disco, Nasty Cherry and more to play DIY and Ticketmaster New Music’s British Music Embassy showcase at SXSW
We’ll be taking over the stage’s new location at Cedar Street Courtyard on Monday 15th March.
A cut above the rest, even if a little overdue.