Liverpool-based indie-outfit SPINN today share ‘Stargazing’ – the latest single to be taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Outside Of The Blue’ (out 5th Nov via Modern Sky UK).
Diving deeper than before, ‘Outside Of The Blue’ offers a nuanced commentary about SPINN’s own experiences with anxiety, depression, the power of love (and loving someone) as well as disillusionment with the government.
Across the album’s 11 tracks SPINN double down and distill their sound, delivering festival-ready indie-pop packed with earworm hooks, feel-good guitars and a newfound determination to break out of the boxes in which they’d previously been confined. The record splits the world into two distinct spaces; the blue, which represents periods of anxiety and depression, and the other side; a place filled with colour, endless opportunity and brimming with hope.
New single ‘Stargazing’ is notably the album’s most obscure love song. Drawing on the narrative of 2014 horror flick, ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ where a reclusive vampire falls for one of the villagers she’s been terrorising.
“It’s brilliant and it’s about this woman who is a vampire in this really rough fictional town in Iran called ‘Bad Town’.” says frontman Johnny Quinn. “She basically goes around and kills all the drug dealers and s**t, but then she falls in love with this guy who looks like James Dean. I don’t really cover that aspect in the song, but I just liked the way the person doing all the gory killing in the film was actually a woman. It’s so different to the sort of traditional horror films, where it’s always the woman getting chased by the big bad man. The majority of my favourite horror films are set in the early 80’s so that’s why it has such an 80’s style sound.”
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