Following a recent European tour, Circa Waves unveil new single ‘Times Won’t Change Me’, taken from their third album What’s It Like Over There? out April 5 via Prolifica Inc./PIAS.
New single ‘Times Won’t Change Me’ is a piano-led gospel inspired anthem, taking these universal sounds and locking them together into piano-singalongs, swelling orchestras, fuzzy rock and arena-baiting marvels.
The track sets the tone for the record’s buccaneering spirit, using drums as a leading instrument rather than a thumping follower.
Listen to ‘Times Won’t Change Me’ by Circa Waves on the Official Fantasy Premier League Playlist on Spotify.
Taking cues from contemporary trailblazers such as Beck and Drake as much as classic troubadours like Joni Mitchell, the band felt inspired to unshackle themselves from traditional expectations of an indie rock band, “There’s a thing with bands being scared of that big epic song, but on your third album, you can afford to be more open. The pop will not hurt you, it’ll set you free!” says vocalist and guitarist Kieran Shudall.
The group – Shudall, Joe Falconer (guitar), Sam Rourke (bass) and Colin Jones (drums) – have enjoyed a steady ascent since their debut album Young Chasers, with their 2017 follow-up Different Creatures revealing a radical retooling of their sound; third album What’s It Like Over There? sees another sonic shift.
This year has already seen them announced for a run of summer festival stints including a third from top billing at Reading & Leeds festival alongside a UK headline tour that will see them play London’s prestigious Roundhouse.