Temples share new song produced by Sean Ono Lennon

'Paraphernalia' "questions the depth of 'real' connections in a digital world"

Temples have shared a new song, produced by Sean Ono Lennon – listen to ‘Paraphernalia’ below.

The new track follows the band’s 2019 full-length album ‘Hot Motion’, and came together after the band met Ono Lennon through his band Claypool Lennon Delirium, who Temples share a label with.

“I’d always been a fan of the band,” Lennon said of the track, which was written while the band were in the studio recording ‘Hot Motion’.

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“Had seen them play some pretty great shows over the years. When I first heard the demo for ‘Paraphernalia’ I knew they had a great tune.”

Temples vocalist and guitarist James Bagshaw also spoke of the song’s meaning, adding: “In an age of constant distraction, we all strive to find focus and a sense of calm. Paraphernalia questions the depth of ‘real’ connections in a digital world.”

Temples’ latest album ‘Hot Motion’ followed their 2017 record ‘Volcano’, which NME called “more of a technical progression than an artistic one” in a four-star review, “but it’s no less impressive for that”.

“Temples might be missing the spark of genius and/or insanity that set their idols apart, and are occasionally guilty – as on ‘In My Pocket’ or ‘How Would You Like To Go?’ – of using psychedelic window-dressing to embellish otherwise unremarkable songs, but they remain supremely gifted melodists and assiduous students of the past,” the review concluded.

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