Ahead of next month’s release of the new album A Way Forward on November 5, Nation of Language have shared another of its tracks, a stellar new wave cut “The Grey Commute”.
It is released alongside probably their best and definitely their funniest music video so far, which features fantastic acting performances by the trio and also a great dose of dark humour. It is directed by Gary Canino (aka Dark Tea).
Talking about the new song, songwriter/vocalist Ian Devaney said:
«In some ways “The Grey Commute” is one of the more upbeat songs of the record, but in truth it’s one that was born out of much more depressing stuff. As I was working on the lyrics I had a kind of fixation on terrible tax policies, our cultural addiction to meaningless consumption, and it all got swept together into this punchy, kind of fun track».
Last month, Nation of Language announced their upcoming and highly anticipated new album, A Way Forward, set to be released on November 5.
We have already heard lead single “Across That Fine Line”, and now trio share the latest preview, a marvellous “Wounds of Love”, described by the band as a “song about trying to break out of the feedback loop in your head when a relationship comes to an unhappy conclusion”.
Earlier this year the Brooklyn band Nation of Language have dropped their excellent debut LP, and now they are following it up with a new single, an anthemic and synthy “A Different Kind of Life” — another great addition to their perfect catalogue.