Twin Atlantic have unleashed a spectacular new single in ‘Barcelona’, taken from their charged-up fourth album POWER – out January 24 and their first release on Virgin EMI.
A swelling mixture of emotion and colour, ‘Barcelona’ is as pulsating as it is anthemic. Speaking on the themes of the track, frontman Sam McTrusty comments; “This is a love song about being in a film loop – a kaleidoscope of ideas and memories and the first song I’ve tried to write in a vignette style like this.
“It’s inspired by the unusual arpeggio mono synth part we fell in love with at the opening of the track. It sounds like a mistake and reminded me of when you would see old movie projector reels glitch and fail. It’s romantic and cinematic. It makes fun of love but also puts it up high on a pedestal.”
Listen to ‘Barcelona’ by Twin Atlantic on the Official F1 Tracks playlist on Spotify.
The band have also released a superb live video of the track, performed and recorded in their own studio, with the latest new single following the album’s first superb offering, and Radio 1-playlisted ‘Novocaine’.
Tapping into their LCD Soundsystem fandom, and acknowledging the influence of Depeche Mode, POWER is eight punchy tracks and two compelling interludes. No fat, no fuss, all fire, made by a band plugging in, turning it up and taking charge. After ten years, Twin Atlantic got their Glasgow studio fully up-and-running. They gigged for thrills, and used the money to fund the album they wanted to make.
Following a blistering main stage performance at Reading & Leeds Festival in the summer, as well as supporting The 1975 in Glasgow, Twin make their full live return with a March underplay tour, including an intimate night at London’s Electric Ballroom.
The band have also been announced for next year’s TRNSMT Festival on Saturday, July 11 alongside acts including Liam Gallagher, Foals & Keane.