Woohoo! Another Sky have announced that their debut album ‘I Slept On The Floor’ is set to land on 7th August via Fiction Records, and they’re sharing brand new single ‘Fell In Love With The City’ to celebrate too!
Speaking on the new single, Catrin Vincent explains, “I hate breakup songs. I don’t know why, it’s the most universal feeling. Maybe because the world has so many of them. Moving to London was a dramatic shift from small-town life where it didn’t even occur to me I could do music, where this vision of me as a housewife who never amounted to anything felt inescapable, in to a bigger world, of people from all over, of new ideas and a new version of myself.”
Talking more about the album, Catrin also shared the following statement,
“People say I sound like a man. Maybe that means they’ll listen.
‘I Slept On The Floor’ is an amalgamation of the ever-shifting life I have shared with Another Sky over the last six years, searching for resolution between my hometown-self and the self a new city brought me. It was why in 2017, at St. Pancras Church, Another Sky performed in the dark as silhouettes, big illuminated circles behind each of us.
People left asking if the singer was a woman or a man. I wanted to ask why it mattered.
I wanted the band to be a mirror, reflecting the darkness back at itself. I thought I had found myself in that darkness.
I grew up in a white picket fence town with a fear of beds, preferring to sleep on the floors of bathrooms in case I got sick at night. My anxiety was so suppressed, so unacknowledged by my environment that my body broke to get my attention. I became very unwell. My body tried to tell me, “you can’t mould yourself into their ideal,” but I didn’t know there was an alternative. I was malleable soil instead, filling a vase, growing into a shape I couldn’t see.
You can’t see the walls around you if they look like the edges of the Universe.
In 2013, I moved to London and thought I’d found a bigger, better vase. Suddenly I was exploding into a world of a million possibilities, but rather than finding myself bursting at the seams, I couldn’t find the edges of myself at all.
Just as my hometown had shaped me, so did London begin to. Among the rising rents and an increasingly hostile political landscape, the pressure to define my limits grew. The world didn’t stop breaking me down just because I had moved on from the confines of my childhood.
I Slept On The Floor documents the childhood rejection we carry with us into adulthood. This album is about only understanding a place once you’ve left it.”
See the full album track list and watch the vid for ‘Fell In Love With The City’ below.
‘I Slept On The Floor’ Tracklisting:
1. How Long?
2. Fell In Love With The City
3. Brave Face
5. The Cracks
6. I Slept On The Floor
7. Life Was Coming In Through The Blinds
10. Let Us Be Broken
11. All Ends
12. Only Rain
See Another Sky live at the following dates.
11 – EartH, London
19 – Think Tank, Newcastle
20th November – King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
21st November – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
26th November – The Bullingdon, Oxford
27th November – Star & Garter, Manchester
28th November– The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
3rd December – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
4th December – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
5th December – The Louisiana, Bristol
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