Thursday, September 09, 2021

New Entry: Nation of Language Release New Single "A Word & A Wave"

Brooklyn post punk/new wave/synth-pop outfit Nation Of Language have released a lyric video for their new single "A Word & A Wave".

The song is taken from their forthcoming second album 'A Way Forward', set to be released on November 5th. Pre-order your copy here.

Speaking about the song songwriter/vocalist Ian Devaney says: “I was thinking a lot about simple social gestures and how randomly important they can be in key moments. How empowering it can feel when someone remembers your name; how slighted you can feel when someone you only kind-of know passes by without acknowledgment.

“The song is a kind of vignette on someone who desperately wants to be the one that makes everyone feel good and has in turn neglected themself. Trying as hard as they can to be there for people who are barely in their lives, hoping that this will bring meaning and fulfilment, when it really just ends up leaving them emotionally spent and scattered.

“When writing the song, I kept finding myself imagining this person living in Portland, Maine. It’s never mentioned in the lyrics, but I found myself wishing I could have conveyed the rest of the scene I pictured - a warmly lit room on a calm overcast evening in a small coastal city. When it came time to make the video I saw our chance and decided we would journey up there and follow that vision as much as we could.”

Watch/listen below.


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