Twin Atlantic have unleashed a spectacular new single, “Barcelona,” from their charged-up fourth album POWER, out January 24 via Harvest Records in the U.S. Listen to the song now below.
A swelling mixture of emotion and color, “Barcelona” is as pulsating as it is anthemic. Speaking on the themes of the track, frontman Sam McTrusty comments:
“This is a love song about being in a film loop – a kaleidoscope of ideas and memories and the first song I’ve tried to write in a vignette style like this. It’s inspired by the unusual arpeggio mono synth part we fell in love with at the opening of the track. It sounds like a mistake and reminded me of when you would see old movie projector reels glitch and fail. It’s romantic and cinematic. It makes fun of love but also puts it up high on a pedestal.”
The band has also shared a live video of the track, performed and recorded in their own studio: watch here.
The new single follows the album’s first superb offering, and Radio 1-playlisted “Novocaine”, which The Guardian described as a “huge breakneck synth-rock anthem that harks back to their country’s Big Music”, and that The Independent labelled as a “stadium sized anthem”.
Tapping into their LCD Soundsystem fandom, and acknowledging the influence of Depeche Mode, POWER is eight punchy tracks and two compelling interludes. No fat, no fuss, all fire, made by a band plugging in, turning it up and taking charge. The message: here are their new songs, take them – and the band – as you find them.
After ten years, Twin Atlantic got their Glasgow studio fully up-and-running. They gigged for thrills, and used the money to fund the album they wanted to make. They took charge of production. And only then, when all that was done and dusted, did they sign a new record deal. Yes, they had to do everything themselves – and they’d have had it no other way.
Following a blistering main stage performance at Reading & Leeds Festival in the summer, as well as supporting The 1975 in Glasgow, Twin make their full live return with a March underplay tour, including an intimate night at London’s Electric Ballroom. The band have also been announced for next year’s TRNSMT Festival on Saturday, July 11th alongside acts including Liam Gallagher, Foals & Keane. Full dates below.
POWER track listing:
Mount Bungo (Interlude)
I Feel It Too
March 2020 UK tour dates:
Tue 3rd Motherwell, Concert Hall
Wed 4th Aberdeen, Music Hall
Fri 6th Dundee, Fat Sams
Sat 7th Kilmarnock, Grand Hall
Mon 9th Newcastle, Riverside
Tue 10th Manchester, Academy 2
Wed 11th Sheffield, The Leadmill
Fri 13th Cardiff, The Tramshed
Sat 14th Oxford, O2 Academy Oxford
Sun 15th Leicester, O2 Academy Leicester
Tue 17th Bournemouth, The Old Firestation
Wed 18th Brighton, Concorde 2
Fri 20th London, Electric Ballroom
July 2020 UK tour dates:
Sat 11th TRNSMT Festival 2020, Glasgow Green