Back in 2021, Brooklyn band Nation of Language released their excellent sophomore LP A Way Forward, and now they are following it up with a new single “Sole Obsession” — a captivating and catchy track that showcases the band’s unique blend of retro and modern sounds. Another great addition to their catalogue!
It looks like they are also gearing up to provide us with a new record this year, although no announcements have been made just yet. Here’s what Ian Devaney and Aidan Noell from the group say about the single:
“In simplest terms, ‘Sole Obsession’ is one about knowing when, or if, to give in or give up. Particularly, when to untie the knots we tie ourselves into when an infatuation sets in. So many of us have experienced an addictive feeling that constricts us further and further until, hopefully, there’s a moment of clarity that allows one to free themself from that particular compulsion. The title of our next album, Strange Disciple, is a lyric from ‘Sole Obsession’ which references a character of such a nature; one who finds themself an adherent to a subject that is probably not worth the devotion”.
The track is out with the beautiful music video, directed by John MacKay and shot in 16mm around Queens and Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park.