Set for release on 4th February, The Districts have announced their fifth full-length, ‘Great American Painting’.
Revealing soaring first single ‘I Want To Feel It All’ alongside, vocalist/guitarist Rob Grote says, “‘I Want To Feel It All’ is about feeling everything possible all at once, and emotional fireworks and loving the universe and everyone in it. But it also saves room for being about death and the darkness underlying all existence, and forgiveness and pain and acceptance. The video takes place in the twilit Pennsylvania hills, where we perform with fireworks in the ever fleeting present this song seeks to grasp. The surreal undertone to the video represents the detached dreamlike world this song lives in, while the unspoiled American landscape is a symbol of idealism and the natural mystery that inspires our work.”
The upcoming record came to life when Rob spent two months living in a cabin in Washington during the pandemic. “While we were there I spent some time driving near all these crazy rivers and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and I was mesmerized by how those unspoiled landscapes really capture a timeless idea of what America is,” he explains. “I’d just come from taking part in the protests in Philly and getting tear-gassed, and it felt so strange to go between those two extremes. In a way this album is asking, ‘What is the great American painting? Is it police brutality, or is it this beautiful landscape?’ And the truth is it’s all of that.”
Check out ‘I Want To Feel It All’ below.
‘Great American Painting’ Tracklisting:
1. Revival Psalm
2. No Blood
3. Do It Over
4. White Devil
5. Long End
6. Outlaw Love
8. I Want To Feel It All
9. On Our Parting My Beloved
See The Districts live at the following dates:
22 - Clwb Ifor Bach - Cardiff, UK
23 - The Library - Lancaster, UK
24 - Bodega - Nottingham, UK
26 - Hare & Hounds - Birmingham, UK
27 - Arts Centre - Norwich, UK
28 - Arts Club Loft - Liverpool, UK
29 - The Workman's Club - Dublin, IE
31 - St. Luke's - Glasgow, UK
01 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
02 - YES - Manchester, UK
03 - Exchange - Bristol, UK
05 - Lafayette - London, UK
06 - Patterns - Brighton, UK
08 - TRIX - Antwerp, BE
09 - Gebaude 9 - Cologne, DE
10 - Aereonauf - Lille, FR
11 - Le Petit Bain - Lille, FR
12 - Dynamo Werk 21 - Zurich, CH
14 - Strom - Munich, DE
15 - Chapeu Rouge - Prague, CZ
16 - Hole 44 - Berlin, DE
17 - Bahnhof Pauli - Hamburg. DE
19 - Ekko - Utrecht, NL
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