The Murder Capital have announced their second album ‘Gigi’s Recovery’ and shared lush new single ‘A Thousand Lives’. Check out the new track below, along with our interview with frontman James McGovern.After playing their first headline show in over two years last night (September 22) at London’s Lafayette, the Irish five-piece have also announced a UK and European tour for early 2023 to launch their new record.‘A Thousand Lives’ follows on from The Murder Capital’s comeback track ‘Only Good Things’, with McGovern telling NME that “people obviously think they know what the record is going to sound like – but they don’t.
I’m excited to get more out.”“‘A Thousand Lives’ started as a poem and it’s not hiding itself in any way,” McGovern said of the unabashed love song. “Lines like, ‘A thousand lives with you and I won’t be enough’, can evoke a feeling of sadness but it’s also about the immediacy of now, and putting aside everything to look at who or what is filling your basket.”It’s a different side to The Murder Capital whose debut album ‘When I Have Fears‘ was driven by grief, loss and pain. “We’ve only got one record, so there’s a lot left to write about,” explained McGovern. “I feel like the sky’s the limit, really.
When I strip it all away though, my writing is just an endeavour to empathise, whether that’s with myself or with others.”He went on to say how this different lyrical approach “certainly wasn’t difficult to write”.“To me, being vulnerable is at the forefront of what I do, to allow other people to actually relate to or project upon whatever it is I’m expressing,” he said. “Love is a face at the party that you can’t really ignore.”The track is from ‘Gigi’s Recovery’, a “loose concept record” written over the.Read more on nme.com
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