Real Estate today announce a brand new EP of their most intuitive and interconnected music to date and share the EP’s title track ‘Half a Human’.
Out March 26 on Domino, Half a Human is a collection of six songs created between two different worlds. While the architecture of each was constructed during sessions for their 2020 album, The Main Thing, the tracks came to life when vocalist/guitarist Martin Courtney, bassist/vocalist Alex Bleeker, keyboardist Matt Kallman and guitarist Julian Lynch began trading the material back and forth remotely throughout the pandemic.
The past year of lockdown and self-isolation might just be the longest time that the band has ever spent off the road and away from each other, but they found new ways of working together as they further explored the emotional landscapes they’ve been perfecting for more than a decade.
Listen to ‘Half a Human’ by Real Estate on the Official F1 Tracks playlist on Spotify.
In taking stock of themselves and the uncertainty of their future, Half a Human helped them arrive at a new thesis statement for the band.
“Life keeps changing and additional responsibilities and stresses keep being added, but this band is still here,” says Martin Courtney. “When I was writing a lot of these songs, I was feeling a little weird about being in a band. Like, ‘how is this still a thing?’
“I was feeling silly about it and then coming around to it at the same time. This is what we’re good at and it’s what we love to do and want to keep doing. I don’t want to do anything else.”
Across Half a Human Real Estate cement themselves as indie rock lifers, tackling subjects of aging, connection and loss of innocence by focusing on the small moments of complicated, concentrated emotion that come from existing in this world.