Svalbard announce third album ‘When I Die, Will I Get Better?’

They’re also sharing lead single, and album opener, ‘Open Wound’.

Confirming that their third album ‘When I Die, Will I Get Better?’ is set to land on 25th September via Holy Roar Records, Bristol’s Svalbard are also sharing lead single, and album opener, ‘Open Wound’.

Speaking on the song, the band’s Serena Cherry explains, “As Carol Hanisch said ‘the personal is the political’ and that’s a phrase I draw inspiration from, in the sense that inner turmoil and societal struggles are inextricably linked. When I’m talking about my hurt in the song, it’s a pain that isn’t just mine - but one felt by many who have also been exposed to domestic abuse.

“With both this song, and the entire new album, it would have been impossible for me to write anything that wasn’t bleak; as I was suffering with an overwhelming bout of depression - the kind that completely obscures your perspective until you eat, sleep and breathe despair. In 2019, I wasn’t just haunted by the black cloud - I became the black cloud; and that permeated everything I did. Every lyric. Every note.”

Check out the track and see the full album track list below.

‘When I Die, Will I Get Better?’ Tracklisting:
1. Open Wound
2. Click Bait
3. Throw Your Heart Away
4. Listen To Someone
5. Silent Restraint
6. What Was She Wearing
7. The Currency of Beauty
8. Pearlescent

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