Bombay Bicycle Club have shared the title track from their upcoming new album ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ – listen below.
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The London group, who returned with their long-awaited comeback single ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ in August, premiered the song on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier this evening (November 27).
Frontman Jack Steadman told the DJ that it was the last cut to be recorded for their fifth LP. He also revealed that the lyrics were inspired by how he deals with feelings of anxiety by turning to music.
“Basically, whenever I’ve gone through any anxiety, stress, or melancholy, I always just find myself putting my headphones on and instantly feel a hundred times better,” Steadman said.
“Strangely, I’ve never really written music about that. I feel like that’s what this record is about.”
He added that the song comes at a time when many people around the world are “craving that kind of escapism” from art.
Elaborating on its meaning in a post on Twitter, the band wrote that ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ is “about finding hope, safety and comfort during times of despair, when everything is crumbling all around you.”
The last song to be written for the album and a song we feel perfectly encapsulates what the album is about and felt fitting to go on and lend the album its name. It's about finding hope, safety and comfort during times of despair, when everything is crumbling all around you
— Bombay Bicycle Club (@BombayBicycle) November 27, 2019
The ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ album is due to arrive on January 17, 2020. Bombay Bicycle Club are hitting the road in support of the record later that month, stopping off in Cambridge, Bournemouth, Leeds, Glasgow, Brighton, Manchester and more cities across the UK.
The stint will also see the band take in two shows at London’s Alexandra Palace. You can see the full schedule below.
Bombay Bicycle Club’s 2020 tour dates:
20th January – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
21st January – Academy, Bournemouth
23rd January – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
24th January – University SU Great Hall, Cardiff
25th January – Academy, Leeds
27th January – Academy, Newcastle
28th January – Barrowland, Glasgow
29th January – Barrowland, Glasgow
31st January – Academy, Birmingham
1st February – The Centre, Brighton
3rd February – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
4th February – O2 Academy, Sheffield
6th February – UEA, Norwich
7th February – Alexandra Palace, London
8th February – Alexandra Palace, London
10th February – Vicar Street, Dublin
11th February – Vicar Street, Dublin
12th February – Ulster Hall, Belfast