Catfish and the Bottlemen’s Van McCann speaks directly to fans and friends through his lyrics as he opens up about lies, loyalty and love with new single, ‘2all’.
Released yesterday on Island Records, it’s an incisive, bass-driven three minutes of lean songwriting.
The track offers another hint of what lies in wait on the arena-filling band’s third album, The Balance, released on April 26.
Listen to ‘2all’ by Catfish and the Bottlemen on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
The widescreen video accompanying the single, directed by long-time collaborator, Jim Canty, sees the band on location on rugged British coastline for a second time.
Picking up the scene from the black and white, one-take aerial footage released to accompany January single, ‘Longshot’, McCann takes the wheel of a vintage, 1956 Land Rover once again to speed the band along weather-beaten South Shields beaches and cliff tops. After putting on the brakes, the four-piece jump out to let rip with a live performance in the seaside town’s landmark Amphitheatre arcades.
Blown away by fan reactions to new songs, including ‘Fluctuate’ and ‘Sidetrack’, on recent, sold out UK arena dates, the band now offers up ‘2all’ for the very first time.
The song hints at a move towards greater lyrical introspection, whilst maintaining the band’s effusively upbeat mood.