Alphabeat are back from a six-year hiatus with brand new song called ‘Shadows’.
The Danish pop outfit shared the video for their new single yesterday (February 28) with accompanying colourful visuals – watch below.
‘Shadows’ follows the band’s third record, ‘Express Non-Stop’ (2012). The band are perhaps best known for their singles ‘Fascination’, ‘Boyfriend’, and ‘10,000 Nights of Thunder’, which featured on their 2007 debut self-titled album.
Speaking to Billboard about the new single, singer Anders SG said: “When our manager heard us demo the song through the wall to his office, he came into the studio and was like, ‘What is this? It’s great!’ This does happen sometimes, but not on a regular basis, so we thought, maybe we’re onto something.”
“Other than the emotion in the chords and melody, the main thing was getting the groove right,” he added.
“For some reason the song reminded us a little bit of some of the more melancholy Motown hits like ‘Standing In The Shadows Of Love,’ so we wanted to have a kind of upbeat soul groove together with the pop hooks. ‘Shadows’ has a kind of signature drumbeat, which we like to think has become a bit of an Alphabeat trademark.”
Alphabeat will release their as-yet-untitled fourth record this autumn via Warner/Atlantic Records. The band are set to announce live dates in support of the new album.