CIRCA WAVES Announce Forthcoming Album "SAD HAPPY"
|Announces Forthcoming Album SAD HAPPY|
|An Album Of Our Times, SAD HAPPY Is Formed Of|
Two Diametrically Distinctive Sides
HAPPY Side Released On Streaming Platforms on January 10th
SAD Side Released Digitally on March 13th
The Two Sides Combine To Make The Complete SAD HAPPY Album Released Physically on March 13, 2020
Lead single “JACQUELINE” Revealed – Listen Here
Supporting Two Door Cinema Club On Their European Tour
CIRCA WAVES today announce their fourth studio album SAD HAPPY, due for physical release on March 13, 2020 via Prolifica Inc /[PIAS]. Pre-order here: https://circawaves.ffm.to/sadhappy
An album of our times, Sad Happy is formed of two diametrically distinctive sides, which will see the Happy side released individually in the new year before uniting as one complete body of work on March 13, 2020. Happy side will be available via streaming platforms from January 10, 2020. The two sides will then be united as a full physical & digitalSad Happy album release on CD and vinyl formats on March 13, 2020.
Lead single “Jacqueline” is unveiled today as the first taste of Sad Happy. Listen here.
An infectious, Soweto-flavored groove, “Jacqueline” is another bold slice of bright, life-affirming pop from the pen of Kieran Shudall, who is establishing himself as one of Britain’s most prolific young songwriters. With its infectious chorus and refrain of “Good times are coming around the bend”, “Jacqueline” is at once instantly recognizable and also another bold sonic leap forward for Circa Waves. It’s a song that’ll sit effortlessly amongst a setlist already brimming with anthems.
“We live in a world split into two extreme halves. One moment, you’re filled with the existential crisis of climate doom, and the next, you’re distracted by another piece of inconsequential content that has you laughing aloud. I find this close proximity of immense sadness and happiness so jarring, bizarre and fascinating. Our brains rattle back and forth through emotions at such a rate that happiness and sadness no longer feel mutually exclusive. This idea was the blueprint for Sad Happy and is the theme that underpins the album. Sad / Happy is written in my Liverpool home. It’s also hugely inspired by my surroundings and the love I have for the city. It runs through thoughts on mortality, love and observations of people.”Discussing the themes behind Sad Happy, Kieran says:
Sad Happy was written and produced in full by Kieran Shudall, and mixed by Grammy winners Dan Grech-Marguerat and Matt Wiggins.
Today’s album announcement comes a little over six months after the release of April’s Top Ten Charting UK Album What’s It Like Over There. In a day and age when the barriers to releasing music have been well and truly torn down, the prolific nature of Kieran’s writing, coupled with Circa Waves relentless appetite for playing live and their own label imprint, are cementing the Liverpool four piece’s reputation as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands.
Today also sees the announcement of Circa Waves next headline UK tour. Kicking off at Glasgow’s O2 Academy on March 27, 2020, the tour will also take in a headline show at London’s Brixton Academy on April 3rd and finish with a hometown show at Liverpool’s Guild of Students on April 4, 2020. Full tour dates listed below.
Circa Waves is Kieran Shudall, Joe Falconer, Sam Rourke, and Colin Jones. They play the below UK and European shows in 2020:
(Two Door Cinema club support) Jan 17 – Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
Jan 18 – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Jan 20 – Carlswerk, Cologne, Germany
Jan 21 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 23 – Olympia, Paris, France
Jan 24 – Den Atelier, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Jan 26 – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan 27 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
(UK 2020 tour)
March 27 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
March 28 – Keele University SU, Keele
March 30 – The Tramshed, Cardiff
March 31 – O2 Academy, Leicester
April 2 – The Waterfront, Norwich
April 3 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
April 4 – Liverpool Uni,Mountford Hall, Liverpool