City Calm Down's sophomore album Echoes In Blue is finally here and it's been well worth the wait. A stirring collection of modern indie-rock tunes anchored by introspective lyrics, instinctive instrumentation and Jack Bourke's inescapable vocals, Echoes In Blue is one of the best albums you'll hear this year.
Celebrating the album's release, the band have dropped a video for the title track. "Echoes In Blue" is a tempting concoction of synths and intriguing bass lines with a visually stunning film clip.
Discussing the broader themes surrounding the album City Calm Down have said;
Echoes In Blue is not concerned with answering questions as much as it is with asking them. It is interested in the reality of being spread too thin, of being unable to shut out the noise, where we're told to buy a house, with a mountain of debt, and do what we love, to be passionate and driven, whilst also making enough time for our wife or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend, for our children, parents and friends. Has life ever been more exciting or more artificial? Why are we so connected yet feel so alone? Perhaps, in all this excitement, we forget to be bored and examine ourselves a little more closely. Or maybe we should just embrace the rage.
Echoes In Blue is available to stream and purchase now.