With their highly-anticipated debut LP ‘For The First Time’ arriving on 5th February via Ninja Tune, Black Country, New Road are getting us even more excited, sharing new single ‘Track X’.
“‘Track X’ is a song we first worked on in 2018 but one that never made it out into our live performances,” frontman Isaac Wood says. “We decided to resurrect it during the recording of For the first time and assemble it in the studio. The story is old but a good one and worth telling. We believe that people will enjoy singing along.”
Accompanied by a new vid directed by Bart Price, Bart adds, “The music video for ‘Track X’ is about nostalgia for being a kid and happy times with family, stupid moments with friends like feeding Cheetos to a giant horde of birds in a Walmart parking lot, and for Tumblr and YouTube videos of cats. But at the same time balanced with this is a comment on the transience of the past, like with the shots of the abandoned houses, and a sense that maybe what we remember isn’t quite real, like the idealised stock footage. I wanted to combine all of those emotions and thoughts together and make a 2000s style American home video.”
‘For The First Time’ Tracklisting:
2. Athens, France
3. Science Fair
5. Track X
See Black Country, New Road live at the following dates.
06 - Queen Elizabeth Hall - Southbank Centre, London - United Kingdom (LIVESTREAM)
14 - Electric Ballroom, London - United Kingdom
23 - Bumann & Sohn, Cologne - Germany
24 - Orangerie, Brussels - Belgium
25 - Le Trabendo, Paris - France
27 - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing - France
28 - Le Lieu Unique, Nantes - France
29 - Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux - France
30 - Dabadaba, Donostia - Spain
01 - ZDB, Lisbon - Portugal
02 - El Sol, Madrid - Spain
03 - Laut, Barcelona - Spain
05 - Circolo della Musica, Turin - Italy
06 - Bogen F, Zurich - Switzerland
08 - Underdogs, Prague - Czech Republic
09 - Lido, Berlin - Germany
10 - Hydrozagadka, Warsaw - Poland
11 - Transcentury Update Warm-Up @ UT Connewitz, Leipzig - Germany
12 - Banhof St Pauli, Hamburg - Germany
14 - Le Guess Who?, Utrecht - Netherlands
16 - Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam - Netherlands
29 - Chalk, Brighton - United Kingdom
30 - Junction 1, Cambridge - United Kingdom
01 - 1865, Southampton - United Kingdom
03 - Arts Club, Liverpool - United Kingdom
04 - Irish Center, Leeds - United Kingdom
06 - The Ritz, Manchester - United Kingdom
07 - NUSU, Newcastle - United Kingdom
08 - SWG3 - TV Studio, Glasgow - United Kingdom
09 - The Mill, Birmingham - United Kingdom
10 - Waterfront, Norwich - United Kingdom
12 - SWX, Bristol - United Kingdom
13 - Y Plas, Cardiff - United Kingdom
15 - Whelans, Dublin - Ireland
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