Liverpool indie rockers The Wombats have announced the release of their fifth studio album 'Fix Yourself, Not The World'.
The follow-up to 2018's Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, was recorded remotely over the past year between frontman Murph’s home in L.A., bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen in Oslo and drummer Dan Haggis in London, and will arrive on January 7, 2022. Pre-order your copy here.
They sent individual files to producers Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers), Gabe Simon (Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey), Paul Meaney (Twenty One Pilots, Nothing But Thieves), Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag‘n’Bone Man) and Mike Crossey (The 1975, The War on Drugs, Yungblud) to mix into the finished tracks.
“It was pure madness, to be honest,” explains Murph. “We’re so excited for people to hear this new album! We’ve explored new genres and pushed ourselves further than ever musically. It will always stand out for us in our memories from our other albums as we recorded it across three cities during lockdown, and we weren’t all in the same room at the same time!” Dan Haggis adds.
The band have also shared their new single "If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming With You". Speaking about it, Murph says, “I noticed that 2020 and 2021 put some serious strain on interpersonal relationships, it felt like people around me were really struggling. For me, 'If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming With You’ taps into all of that and asks the question...is it the circumstances putting undue stress on people? Or have the circumstances shed light on people's incompatibility with one another?”
Check out the album's tracklist and watch a lyric video for "If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming With You", below.
Fix Yourself, Not The WorldTracklist:
01. Flip Me Upside Down
02. This Car Drives All By Itself
03. If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You
04. Ready For The High
05. Method to the Madness
06. People Don’t Change People, Time Does
07. Everything I Love Is Going To Die
08. Work Is Easy, Life Is Hard
10. Don’t Poke The Bear
12. Fix Yourself, Then The World (Reach Beyond Your Fingers)