Los Angeles-based post punk/alt band Adult Books have revealed their new single "Grecian Urn".
The song is taken from their forthcoming sophomore album 'Grecian Urn', which will be released on March 26th via Taxi Gauche Records. Pre-order your copy here.
“Grecian Urn” is Adult Books’ first attempt to write a more electronic-leaning song. Although the final version does include live drums and some guitars, the synths are still the foundation, and they allowed the band to approach the song from a more architectural perspective. “Grecian Urn” premiered exclusively with Under The Radar and is the title track on Adult Books sophomore album ,
Singer Nick Winfrey says about the song: “I wrote “Grecian Urn” during a really productive yet destructive period in my life. I would sometimes go days on end without sleeping, writing and recording music all night in my room and then listening to those recordings through headphones over and over again in bed. The lyrics are inspired in part by the John Keats poem, 'Ode on a Grecian Urn', in which the speaker examines the images painted on an ancient vase, exploring what it means to be frozen in a moment of time for all eternity. At the time, I was fresh out of a relationship, unhappy at my job, and uncertain of my future, and could very much relate to the idea of being in limbo, paralyzed by inaction and unsure of how to move forward.”
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