Irish rock band Picture This announce their long-awaited fourth studio album Parked Car Conversations, to be released 29th September 2023 (via RCA Records, Germany). The album is available for pre-order via the band’s mailing list here: https://os.fan/picturethis/signup2023. This album announcement follows the release of two new singles from the band, ‘Get On My Love‘ and ‘Song To Myself’ , both tracks extending Picture This’ status as hit songwriters after their 18-month hiatus.
Alongside this exciting news, the quartet from Athy, Kildare in Ireland have also announced a UK/Ireland headline tour in October. Hitting major cities including London, Manchester, and Dublin, pre-sale tickets to the eight-date tour will be available from 9AM BST Wednesday 29th March followed by general sale at 9AM BST Friday 31st March. To receive information on access to Wednesday’s ticket pre-sale, fans can sign up here: https://os.fan/picturethis/signup2023.
Parked Car Conversations has been named as Picture This’ most ambitious work to be released thus far. The album consists of 15 tracks written by the band over the last three years. Many of them, much like ‘Song To Myself’, illuminate an emotional depth that remained untouched on previous albums, presenting the band – particularly lyricist and singer Ryan Hennessy – at their most vulnerable. The album is a retrospective insight into Hennessy’s personal hurdles that seemed, at the time, impossible to overcome. The strength of overcoming such situations and the growth that comes from it is the focus of Parked Car Conversations.
Speaking on the upcoming album, Ryan Hennessy says: “Parked Car Conversations is by far the most personal album we have ever created. There are so many deeply meaningful songs to us on this record and I hope they can be just as meaningful to those who listen.
It is an album about everything involved with being human. Love and loss and hurt and euphoria and all of those other complex emotions that flutter in between. The ups and downs of living are conveyed through ballads and anthems alike on this record. It is a truly raw and open album and we’re inviting you in further than we ever have before.
I think Parked Car Conversations is so authentically Picture This both sonically and lyrically and with some gorgeous new flavours that we have never had before. It really is so exciting to be sharing it with the world. This album is a soundtrack. Not to a movie, but to life.”
Sonically, Parked Car Conversations carries the band’s existing characteristics of pop-rock, with hints of indie and folk-pop. Catchy guitar riffs combine with melodic hooks and anthemic choruses, which are embellished by Ryan Hennessy’s stunning vocals.
Parked Car Conversations will be available on CD and LP, and ltd. book. The latter forms an intimate and unique insight into the band’s daily life. From the first small gig to their headline show at last year’s Electric Picnic, Ireland’s biggest music event with over 70,000 visitors. Through the studio recordings and video shoots, a complete picture of the band emerges for the first time, which will connect hardcore fans and newcomers alike even deeper with the art and show the band more personally than ever.
UK/IRELAND TOUR DATES:
11/10: BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY 1
13/10: GLASGOW ACADEMY
14/10: BIRMINGHAM O2 INSITUTE 1
17/10: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 1
19/10: BELFAST SSE ARENA
21/10: KILLARNEY INEC ARENA
26/10: DUBLIN 3ARENA
28/10: LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO