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Peter Bjorn and John Share “One For The Team,” “Gut Feeling,” and “Every Other Night”

Darker Days Due Out October 19 via INGRID

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Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John are releasing a new album, Darker Days, on October 19 via INGRID. When the new album was announced the band didn’t share any music from it, but they have more than made up for that by sharing three new songs from the album today: “One For The Team,” “Gut Feeling,” and “Every Other Night.” Listen to all three below. In a press release, each band member has given commentary on a different song and you can read that below too.

Peter Morén had this to say about “One For The Team”:

“It’s a pep-talk sort of song. A positive call to arms really. It’s been a ‘bumpy ride’ as the song says. But the good thing you’ve found together is really worth fighting for, especially after all this time. We really ARE stronger together. We all GAIN from helping each other out. We CAN’T make it ourselves. At least not as good or as vigorous. All very corny but also all very true, most of the time. And the title is kind of corny too but I love calling a song ‘One For The Team.’”

Björn Yttling had this to say about “Gut Feeling”:

“The story of ‘Gut Feeling’ begins at the first gig in the U.S. after our last album, Breakin’ Point. Backstage in the club in Nashville I was waiting for soundcheck and started writing what was to become ‘Gut Feeling,’ the words came subconsciously: ‘I think we need to talk about it, if we don’t wanna live without it.’

“We actually did talk on that tour, and conflicts were resolved. It all became fun again”

John Eriksson had this to say about “Every Other Night”:

“This song is about what’s keeping you awake between the midnight hour and the hour of the wolf. It’s like a warning sign in neon letters.

“Sonically it’s a homage to my indie-pop/rock-heroes and the opposite of the snappy arrangements on our previous album (Breakin’ Point). What you hear is just the three of us, Peter on guitar, Bjorn on bass, and me on drums and vocals.”

Darker Days is the follow-up to 2016’s Breakin’ Point. A previous press release described the album as such: “The title was the starting point and became the central theme of the album, with each member bringing their interpretation into the studio and playing on each other’s songs. Each member’s take on darkness is distinctive, Peter tackling what’s happening in the world right now, Björn delving into relationship issues, and John, the most existential, exploring the shadows of our own psyche.”

Peter Bjorn and John Tour Dates:

10.18.2018 | Flex | Vienna, AT
10.19.2018 | Lucerna Music Bar | Prague, CZ
10.20.2018 | Scope Festival | Berlin, DE
11.29.2018 | Brighton Music Hall | Boston, MA
11.30.2018 | Rough Trade | Brooklyn, NY
12.01.2018 | Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY
12.02.2018 | Rock & Roll Hotel | Washington, DC
12.04.2018 | Velvet Undergrouns | Toronto, ON
12.05.2018 | Lincoln Hall | Chicago, IL
12.07.2018 | Marty’s on Newport | Sana Ana, CA
12.08.2018 | Teragram | Los Angeles, CA
12.09.2018 | Independent | San Francisco, CA

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