Temples have shared their delirious new single, “Cicada,” out there now in any respect DSPs and streaming companies. Produced by labelmate Sean Ono Lennon and combined by Grammy Award-winner Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT), “Cicada” heralds the British psychedelic rock quartet’s lengthy awaited new album, Exotico, arriving in all places through ATO Data on Friday, April 14. Pre-orders can be found now.
One in every of Exotico’s most explosive tracks, “Cicada” serves as a frenetic meditation on rebirth and renewal, fueled by livid drumming, dizzying strings, and the distinctive sound of a Marvin–a copper percussion instrument Temples lead singer/guitarist James Bagshaw describes as “one thing out of a steampunk museum.”
“‘Cicada’ got here from being impressed by the sound of cicadas,” says Temples’ Thomas Walmsley, “and the thought of rising from the underground after a very long time of being suppressed. We have been making an attempt to show that sound right into a form of dance rhythm, and as soon as we began working with Sean we actually constructed up the manufacturing by digging into his cabinet of keyboards and synths.”
“You by no means actually see cicadas,” provides Bagshaw, “however you’ll be able to think about them having a frantic life, and to me that tune seems like an enormous military of them whipped right into a frenzy.”
Temples’ fourth studio album and first full-length recording since 2019’s acclaimed Scorching Movement, Exotico was heralded final month by the stratospheric first single, “Gamma Rays,” out there now in any respect DSPs and streaming companies. An official music video, directed by filmmaker Molly Daniel (Nilüfer Yanya) is streaming now as properly.
“This file is basically one thing we made for ourselves to search out pleasure in on the time we have been making it,” says James Bagshaw. “There are songs to bop to, songs to replicate with, and thru that we ended up delving into each facet of our musical vocabulary.”
Temples–who lately accomplished a sold-out run of small UK membership exhibits to road-test the brand new album–will have a good time the arrival of Exotico with a sweeping worldwide reside schedule. North American dates might be introduced quickly.