Field Mouse will return with a new album this summer, their first in three years. The Brooklyn/Philly indie rockers just shared the lead single from the forthcoming Meaning, which’ll be out August 16 via Topshelf Records. The upbeat “Heart of Gold” introduces the album’s theme of finding a way to cope with the feeling of impending disaster. Despite the fear and uncertainty of what the future may bring, “I still got a heart of gold / I still got a heart,” sings vocalist/guitarist Rachel Browne.
Browne shared the following statement in a press release.
“A lot has happened in the three years since our last record came out. While there is far too much to say about it all in one place, we wrote this album anyway. What are the broad strokes, you ask? It’s more or less about the end of the world and all of the ways that it seems to be happening, but also about making peace with former selves and growing as a person despite the feeling of global entropy. Also: strange internet versions of our friends and selves, bouts of insomnia and picking through the dreams that followed, the importance of forgiveness, and creating meaning in a world that increasingly feels like total chaos. What is the function of art in a place like this? Is anything we make going to last? I am not sure, but here are 11 songs looking for the answer. What I do know is that art connects us to each other and to our feelings and our selves. It is a liferaft, and I hope that we can all continue to put it into the world, appreciate it, and share it indefinitely.”
Field Mouse plays Boot & Saddle on August 15 with Summer Cannibals. Find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.
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