‘Sole Obsession’’s lyrics illustrate the alternate facet of oneself that emerges throughout extended experiences of passionate fixation. Over layers of sharp, shimmering synths, and the tracks hypnotic propulsion of bass and drums, singer Ian Devaney showcases immense vary and irresistible melodies, his voice hovering with emotions of each liberating euphoria and deep contemplation.
On the observe, Nation of Language members Ian Devaney and Aidan Noell say, “In easiest phrases, ‘Sole Obsession’ is one about realizing when, or if, to present in or surrender. Significantly, when to untie the knots we tie ourselves into when an infatuation units in. So many people have skilled an addictive feeling that constricts us additional and additional till, hopefully, there’s a second of readability that enables one to free themself from that specific compulsion. The title of our subsequent album, Unusual Disciple, is a lyric from ‘Sole Obsession’ which references a personality of such a nature; one who finds themself an adherent to a topic that’s in all probability not well worth the devotion.”
They add, “We chose to represent this with an anonymous robed figure that lives within all of us, waiting for us to don the cloak and take up our role, and we worked with John Mackay to bring the Disciple to life in the music video. Taking cinematic inspiration from Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) as well as Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (1958), the Disciple is depicted as one of us, and we in turn are depicted as the Disciple.”
The video is directed by John MacKay and shot in 16mm round Queens and Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park.
Starting this spring, the band will debut the observe and extra of their new music reside at their largest headline reveals but. After making their TV debut on The Late Present with Stephen Colbert, taking part in a number of cities throughout the globe, and acting at 2022 festivals like Austin Metropolis Limits, Desert Daze ,and Pitchfork Paris – the place they have been named a spotlight of the weekend – 2023 is about to convey Nation of Language to Brooklyn Metal, LA’s Fonda Theatre, two sold-out nights at Seattle’s Crocodile, London’s KOKO, Primavera Sound, Greatest Stored Secret, and extra.
Discover the total checklist of dates beneath, and extra data at nationoflanguage.com/occasions
World Tour Dates:
28/04 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
04/05 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Metal^
17/05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre*
18/05 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile*
19/05 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile*
02/06 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Barcelona
06/06 – Madrid, ES – Primavera In The Metropolis
09/06 – Madrid, ES – Primavera Sound Madrid
11/06 – Hilvarenbeek, NL – Greatest Stored Secret
14/06 – London, UK – KOKO
*w/ Reggie Watts
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