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Stars Announce New Album, Share “Fluorescent Light”

There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light Due Out in October via Last Gang

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Last month Montreal indie-pop heroes Stars shared two new songs, “Privilege” and “We Called It Love.” Now they have announced their new album and shared a new song, both via NPR. The album is entitled There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light and is due out in October via Last Gang (the exact release date has yet to be announced). The new song is a near title track in that it’s titled “Fluorescent Light.” It features vocals of both Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell as they sing, “No one falls in love under fluorescent light.” Listen below.

The band issued a statement to NPR about the album: “Does no one fall in love under fluorescent light? Pretty sure that’s not true, as many an office romance could attest. But as a statement in support of love’s delusions, we will stand by it. In love, the lights are different, softer; the air has more oxygen in it; and for a second, all you need is a good chorus to believe this might be the one. It’s a Stars song, but with Peter Katis producing it. So it’s spaghetti with tomato sauce, but Mario Batali cooked it. So eat it.”

Stars are also releasing a documentary to tie into the album, Dinner With Stars, in which, as the title suggests, the band have a meal together. As they explain to NPR: “Here’s a preview of a film we made with our friend Anthony Seck. It’s us having dinner and telling stories and eventually getting a little wasted. There’s a baby in it, too. He’s fantastic in it. In an age where you have to call an album a playlist and a video an event, this is just another one of our little films we make that let you know you’re not alone, you’re only as good as your best story, and it helps if there’s music. Enjoy.”

The album has yet to be formally announced by the band’s publicist, so there’s no tracklist or cover art as of yet.

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