Listen to Crystal Fighters’ new “crazy tropical beat-folk song”

It's taken from the band's upcoming album 'Everything Is My Family', due on October 21

London electro-folk band Crystal Fighters have debuted a new song from their upcoming third album.

Titled ‘Ways I Can’t Tell’, the band describe the track as a “kind of crazy tropical beat-folk song which builds into a sort of 90s rave rinse-out”. The band have also announced that the album, ‘Everything Is My Family’, will drop on October 21.


“‘Ways I Can’t Tell’ is about a kind of mutual crush that might be about to turn into something else,” the band told NME. “It’s about that special time in a relationship where everything seems uncertain but also very exciting, and you mind is going wild thinking about what might be going and what might happen.”

Explaining how they made the song, the band added: “We wrote it in the Canary Islands, which are this group of beautiful Spanish-speaking islands off the coast of Africa. We just had a ukulele, a charango, a small guitar and a microphone with us and just came up with that tropical-sounding riff and chords on those instruments, writing overlooking the rough Atlantic Ocean on the north side of the island watching the waves beating against the shore.”

They continued: “We finished off the production in Los Angeles and London, turning it into a kind of crazy tropical beat-folk song which builds into a sort of 90s rave rinse-out. We thought this style would suit the energy of the lyrics and give people with that kind of unrequited crush the confidence to approach their love and say to hell with it: ‘Wanna dance?'”

‘Ways I Can’t Tell’ follows another new song from the band’s upcoming album, ‘All Night’, which they debuted earlier this month (September).



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