Villagers unveil new single ‘So Simpatico’

Their new album ‘Fever Dreams’ is due next month.

Photo: Rich Gilligan

With their fifth album ‘Fever Dreams’ arriving on 20th August, Villagers are giving us the latest taste of what to expect, unveiling new single ‘So Simpatico’.

“It’s a song of devotion; whether to a person, the self, or the art of being, a struggle for authenticity is at its core,” Conor O’Brien explains. “We all jammed and recorded an early version with too many words and I took it home and simplified it until it was as pure an expression as possible. It’s a pop song about the essence of love.”

Director Rosie Barrett adds about the accompanying video, “So Simpatico is a journey of awakening and self-reflection of a sad clown finding love within himself and sparking that zest for life that was lost some time ago. Creating a visual narrative for this beautiful song was a joy as I have been long admiring Conor’s music. I had the pleasure of working with a brilliant cast and crew in the making and I am very excited to see this video out in the world.”

Watch it now below!

‘Fever Dreams’ Tracklisting:
1. Something Bigger
2. The First Day
3. Song In Seven
4. So Simpatico
5. Momentarily
6. Circles In The Firing Line
7. Restless Endeavour
8. Full Faith In Providence
9. Fever Dreams
10. Deep In My Heart

See Villagers live at the following dates:

24 – Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk

19 – Banquet Records, Kingston - Evening
20 – Rough Trade East, London – Sold out
21 – Relevant Records, Cambridge - Lunchtime
21 – Resident Records, Brighton - Evening
22 – Rough Trade Bristol, Bristol - Lunchtime
22 – Truck, Oxford - Evening
23 – Rough Trade Nottingham, Nottingham - Lunchtime
23 – Vinyl Tap, Huddersfield - Evening
24 – Jumbo Records, Leeds - Lunchtime
24 – Action Records, Preston – Evening
27 – Down the Rabbit Hole Festival, Beuningen, Netherlands
28 – Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands

12 – SWG3, Glasgow
13 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
15 – Albert Hall, Manchester
16 – SWX, Bristol
17 – Junction, Cambridge
18 – The Glee Club, Birmingham
20 – Chalk, Brighton
21 – Roundhouse, London

02 – Opera House, Cork
03 – Set Theatre, Kilkenny – Sold out
04 – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick – Sold out
05 – Black Box, Galway – Sold out
07 – Empire Music Hall, Belfast
11 – Vicar Street, Dublin – Sold out
12 - Vicar Street, Dublin – Sold out
13 - Vicar Street, Dublin

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