Circa Waves have announced brand new album ‘Sad Happy’, due out for release on 13 March 2020.
The album will be formed of two distinctive sides, with ‘Happy’ available to stream ahead of the full release on 10 January 2020.
The indie rockers have shared upbeat, Soweto flavoured groove laden lead single ‘Jacqueline’ penned by frontman Kieran Shudall. LISTEN TO IT HERE:
‘Sad Happy’ was written and produced in full by Kieran Shudall and mixed by Grammy winners Dan Grech-Marguerat alongside Matt Wiggins. The album announcement follows the release of the band’s Top 10 Charting UK Album ‘What’s It Like Over There?’
Discussing the new record Kieran commented, “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.”
Circa Waves will hit the road on a UK headline tour in March/April 2020 – check out the full list of dates below:
Glasgow O2 Academy, 27 March
Keele University SU, 28
Cardiff The Tramshed, 30
Leicester O2 Academy, 31
Norwich The Waterfront, 02 April
London O2 Academy Brixton, 03
Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall, 04
The band consists of Kieran Shudall, Joe Falconer, Sam Rourke and Colin Jones.