Today, London group The Clientele announces their new album titled I Am Not There Anymore, which will be out July 28 via the consistently excellent Merge Records.
To celebrate the news they are also sharing a great lead single “Blue Over Blue”. It is a playful guitar pop song, built around an incredibly catchy chorus with additions of horns and strings.
Lyrically, the track is about vocalist/lyricist/guitarist Alasdair MacLean’s scary adventure of being lost in the woods with his son. He explains: “‘Blue Over Blue’ is about getting lost in the woods on Hampstead Heath on an autumn day with my two-year-old son on my shoulders – he loved it and wanted to play hide and seek. I knew he was a ticking time bomb as I had no food with me and was trying to find my way back to a path”.
The single is out with a cool and slightly surrealistic music video, in which the group performs adorned in armour beneath beautiful and abstract artwork.
Watch below and pre-order the LP here.