Beirut have shared a new track from their upcoming album.
Zach Condon and his band recently confirmed details of their upcoming album ‘No No No’. They will release their fourth album on September 11, having signed to 4AD.
The album arrives four years after 2011’s ‘The Rip Tide’ and was recorded over two weeks in New York last winter.
Following the release of the album’s title-track, Beirut have now unveiled a clip for new song ‘Gibraltar’, which sees the island reimagined as a dystopian landfill.
Condon recently revealed that the new album was inspired by a nervous breakdown he experienced in 2013 when he divorced his former wife, as well as by his current romantic relationship.
“I had completely broken down and my body was making me pay for it,” Condon said in a statement. “For the first time in my life, I was facing extreme self doubt. I had hit rock bottom. Having a positive presence like [his new girlfriend] both provides a healthy guiding force and shines a light on all the negative things in your life. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am now without her.”
Beirut will tour in support of the release of ‘No No No’, playing two London shows in September. Other forthcoming live dates have been announced in the US, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Germany and France.
London, Brixton Academy (September 24)
London, St John’s Church (25)
‘No No No’ tracklist:
‘No No No’
Beirut were formed by Santa Fe multi-instrumentalist Zach Condon in 2006. They released debut album ‘Gulag Orkestar’ later that same year, following it with ‘The Flying Club Cup’ in 2007, before ‘The Rip Tide’ in 2011.