Swervedriver Share a Video for New Song “The Lonely Crowd Fades in the Air”

Future Ruins Due Out January 25, 2019 via Dangerbird

Dec 06, 2018
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Swervedriver are releasing a new album, Future Ruins, on January 25, 2019 via Dangerbird. Previously they shared its first two singles: "Mary Winter" (which was one of our Songs of the Week) and "Drone Lover," via a video for the song. Now they have shared a video for another song from the album, "The Lonely Crowd Fades in the Air." Watch the video below.

Frontman Adam Franklin had this to say about the song in a press release: "With 'The Lonely Crowd Fades in the Air' we kept thinking of The Clash, even though it doesn't sound anything like them, but it's like a punch on the nose from a velvet glove. The title came from a misheard Supremes lyric and the words came out of that."

The British band made their mark in the 1990s as part of the original shoegazing movement, but returned in 2015 with I Wasn't Born to Lose You, which was their first new album in 17 years.

The album was started in October 2017, just after finishing a U.S. tour performing their classic albums Raise and Mezcal Head in their entirety. "That's a good way to record," said Franklin in a previous press release, "because you've literally just seen the whites of the audience's eyes and you're thinking, 'If that audience from last night were here now...' You can't get too mellow. We came home with 30 different songs."

Franklin also had this to say about the album in the previous press release: "There's a lot of foreboding with regard to the future on this album. Space is in there a lot too. In the first song, the character is a spaceman who's trying to remember what life is really like. Also, it could be about somewhere in the world where winter isn't like the winter here. A sunny place, but its December or January and you're trying to remember winter. Something's going on."

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