Preoccupations – ‘Ricochet’
Preoccupations have revealed their upcoming fourth studio album, Preparations, which is ready to reach on September ninth. In accompaniment to the thrilling information, the four-piece have launched the album’s lead preview single, ‘Ricochet’, in addition to the dates for his or her tour of North America this autumn.
The brand new album was recorded in two halves: the primary half was recorded in a sequence of studio classes in Montreal through the autumn of 2019, the place many of the album’s foundational instrumentals had been recorded. Following this studio run, the remainder of the music was recorded throughout particular person residence studio efforts over a interval of 16 months amid Covid-19 restrictions, the place every band member accomplished their components and tinkered with new concepts individually.
The album was produced totally by the band, and Preparations was then blended by Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck and mastered by Mikey Younger of Whole Management.
The prolonged, remoted classes noticed the band reaching for extra guitar-oriented instrumentals and rougher manufacturing paying homage to their earlier post-punk efforts. This patchwork of preparations led to the candid title for the album, which places the deal with the group’s try to mix their number of skills and submissions into one symbiotic combine.
The album’s first preview, ‘Ricochet’, is nothing like David Bowie’s 1983 music of the identical title. Nonetheless, the post-punk really feel to the music does appear to put it round this period of music. Together with the suitably black and white and barely unnerving visualiser, the monitor comes paying homage to a Robert Smith or Peter Murphy composition from the early ‘80s. The sombre lyrics conclude with the chorus: “Every little thing tastes just like the bitter finish,” maybe a premonition of the Covid-19 struggles, which had been nonetheless to return when the music was written.
In a press release, Flegel shared, “The lyrics are fairly conspicuous and self-explanatory on this one, nevertheless it’s mainly concerning the world blowing up and nobody giving a shit.”
Preoccupations have additionally unveiled dates for a 2022 tour throughout North America that kicks off in Detroit on October nineteenth and visits cities together with their Canadian hometown of Calgary, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York earlier than concluding in Toronto on November twenty fourth.
Take heed to ‘Ricochet’ under.