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The New Pornographers announce new album ‘Continue as a Guest’

It’s their first record via their new label, Merge Records.

Set for release on 31st March via Merge Records, The New Pornographers have announced their new album ‘Continue as a Guest’. Inspired by the “ambivalence of day-to-day life during the pandemic and the endless pitfalls of living online”, A.C. Newman says, “The idea of continuing as a guest felt very apropos to the times. Feeling out of place in culture, in society - not feeling like a part of any zeitgeist, but happy to be separate and living your simple life, your long fade-out. Find your own little nowhere, find some space to fall apart, continue as a guest.” Sharing new single ‘Really Really Light’ alongside the news, the track was co-written by Dan Bejar. “Part of my process throughout the years has been messing with things I never finished. I really liked Dan’s chorus, and for a while I was just trying to write something that I felt like belonged with it,” Newman shares. “I was thinking of the Aloe Blacc song ‘The Man’ which interpolated the chorus from Elton John’s ‘Your Song’ and thought it would be fun to interpolate a song that no one knows. Not trying to sound like Aloe Blacc, just doing some interpolating of my own. It became a game of writing a verse that felt like a part of the same song. In my mind, I was striving for a little Jeff Lynne–era Tom Petty, a classic go-to.” Check out ‘Really Really Light’ below. ‘Continue as a Guest’ Tracklisting: 1. Really Really Light 2. Pontius Pilate’s Home Movies 3. Cat and Mouse with the Light 4. Last and Beautiful 5. Continue as a Guest 6. Bottle Episodes 7. Marie and the Undersea 8. Angelcover 9. Firework in the Falling Snow 10. Wish Automatic Suite

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