Nation Of Language Announces New Album ‘A Way Forward’, Releases First Single
New York’s Nation Of Language, which was a group to watch in 2018, are back with the announcement of their second effort A way forward follow the 2020s Presentation, Presence. The lead single “Across That Fine Line” was released today, it’s a full-bodied synth track with a post-punk vibe.
For this record, the band experimented with their “relationship to 70s music, through the prism of krautrock and early electronic music,” as singer-songwriter Ian Devaney explains. Read what he said about “Across That Fine Line” below.
‘Across That Fine Line’ is a reflection on that moment when a non-romantic relationship turns into something different. When the air in the room suddenly seems to change in an indefinable way. It’s kind of a celebration of that certain joyful panic and uncertainty that arises right after.
Sonically, it’s supposed to feel like you’re rolling down a hill, just out of control. I had listened to a lot of Thee Oh Sees at the time of writing it and admired the way they overloaded the krautrock beats and imbued them with a sort of mania, which seemed like an appropriate vibe to work with and make our own.
Listen to “Across That Fine Line” and check out the album’s tracklist below.
LIST OF TRACKS:
01 “In Manhattan”
02 “Through that fine line”
03 “Love wounds”
05 “The gray journey”
06 “This fractured mind”
07 “old me”
08 “Anything you want”
09 “A word and a wave”
10 “They’re waving”
A way forward was released on 5/11.