On the eve of their forthcoming (seventh) album ‘Visuals’ on 28th April, Danish trio Mew are pleased to share new track Twist Quest. Taken from the album and accompanied by a video that sees lead singer Jonas Bjerre assume the role of creative director whilst also coordinating visuals for the band’s forthcoming live shows.
Watch it here:
Following 2015’s + – the band undertook tour duties around the world and on their return saw them enter the studio with demos that unlike previous works came to fruition comparatively swiftly in terms of writing and recording against a poignant backdrop of world events over the past twelve months
As Bjerre explains; “This song took shape during a long jam session, like we hadn’t done in a long time. It’s a joyful song, with dark lyrics. I guess the song is about being confused, and unable to keep your mind still from all the stuff that floats around it. The expectations we put on ourselves. But also there’s a sense of celebration in it.
Mew’s 80’s tinged pop euphoria reigns supreme on ‘Visuals’ and Twist Quest follows that road, dreamy vocals courtesy of Bjerre and flourishes of saxophone feature and contribute to an album that’s both nostalgic and contemporary, that looks back whilst marching forward, the sound of a band seizing the moment.
Visuals is released on 28th April though Play It Again Sam and available on CD, vinyl and digitally and is available to pre-order here.
Mew play live at:
7 May – Bangkok, Thailand – Voice Space
10 May – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – KL Live
17 May – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
19 May – Paris, France – Point Ephemere
20 May – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
21 May – Bristol, UK – Trinity Centre
22 May – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
23 May – London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
25 May – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
26 May – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
27 May – Neustrelitz, Germany – Immergut Festival
28 May – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Danish Theatre
25 Jun – Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi Stadium *
26 Jun – Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi Stadium *
14 Jul – Joensuu, Finland – Ilosaarirock 2017
16 Jul – Salacgriva, Latvia – Positivus 2017
20-22 Jul – Tisvilde, Denmark – Musik I Lejet
20 Sep – Nuuk, Greenland – Akisuanerit Festival
* supporting Coldplay