Remember last year when Slowly Slowly released their stellar new album Race Car Blues (our review here) well get this, the guys have been busy as hell behind the scenes and they’ve created Chapter 2, a whole new album which continues on from last year’s masterpiece and it’s coming out on February 26th via UNFD.
When talking about how this new album came to life, frontman Ben Stewart revealed:
“What we first envisaged as background information that assisted in connecting the dots of Chapter 1 soon became its own entity and has actually planted a few seeds… In retrospect, some of those pieces that didn’t quite feel like they fit on the original album have served as great stepping stones to where Slowly is headed. Chapter 2 pushes the envelope a little further in every direction – heavier, more pop sensibility and a deeper dive into intimate solo songs.
“This is and has always been the ultimate aim for Slowly Slowly, to celebrate the music we love – anthemic heart on sleeve songwriting – but across a broad spectrum of genres. Having no creative ceiling for this project only pushed that ethos further.”
And that’s what we love to see and hear, bands taking control of their careers and heading into new territory which will see them explode on a level never seen before. You might remember last month they released the song ‘Comets & Zombies‘ and it turns out that was the first single from this upcoming release.
Their latest offering is called ‘The Level‘ and Ben revealed what this was all about stating:
“This song is about fighting your instincts, a head vs heart battle. It’s about not wanting to be swept up in whimsical emotion, stay grounded and be pragmatic about the situation – all while butterflies swim around in your stomach. Look out for the two hidden Springsteen lyric references in here!”
Stream ‘The Level‘ and Pre-Order Race Car Blues – Chapter 2 here
Slowly Slowly – Race Car Blues Chapter 2 tracklisting:
1. Comets & Zombies
2. The Best Bits
3. Learning Curve
5. House On Fire
6. The Internet
7. Restless Legs
8. First Love ft. Yours Truly
9. Set The Table (The One That Got Away)
10. The Level
11. Small Talk