UK art rock duo Field Music have announced plans to release a new album in the new year. Entitled Commontime, it will be their fifth LP and is due out February 6th, 2016 via Memphis Industries.
The new 14-track offering follows the Sunderland pair’s 2012 LP, Plumb and a series of side projects and other ventures, including their soundtrack for 2015 film, Music for Drifters. Accompanying this splendid news is a new single from the forthcoming record, entitled ‘The Noisy Days Are Over’, and it’s a beaut! While lyrically it contemplates ageing and struggling to say farewell to youth, there’s an undeniable Talking Heads vibe going on. Layers of synths, playful jagged guitars skip around the peppy vocal harmonies and interspersed with some jazzy, off-kilter rhythms, with a great saxophone line to boot, before things get very left-field toward the end. It is all done in that funky, proggy, poppy way Field Music are both, great at and renowned for. Brilliant, inspired and almost immediately recognisable Field Music pre-eminence.
Take a listen to ‘The Noisy Days Are Over’ below, and enjoy!