2nd single/video "Twist Quest."
Love the horn parts that help contrast with the Mew sound. A little like the Jazzkamikaze album Supersonic Revolutions, which of course was often described like a jazz Mew.
If Visuals has more of this, I'm probably going to dig it even more than I expect.
Another song "85 Videos"..need to still listen to most of it, but it sounds like another dreamy track.
New album drops on April 28th. I'm a big fan and so this is likely an auto- buy of course. The 1st single below/final track on the album below "Carry Me to Safety" is slow and kind of methodical, which reminds me of +/-. Although that record and some of those moments grew on me.
I guess with Mew, I've learned to not expect immediately being blown away, but to have their songs grow on me. And now playing it a 2nd time, I can already say I'm liking it more, so go figure.
The big thing though is whose playing the guitars? Mads Wegner who was their touring guitarist on the +/- tour? Jonas? their bassist Johan Wohlert ala Mutemath?..granted, they also released a new track "Count to Ten" (embedded below) in 2016 like Ours did for the Transformers Roll Out Videogame Soundtrack
I guess in due time we'll find out more of these things.
I'm excited though as I love Mew, and like how this was kind of unexpected, especially given their history of gaps of releases. I wonder if they wrote a lot of music between 2009 and 2015 and some of this stuff could have been written awhile back?
1. Nothingness And No Regrets
2. The Wake Of Your Life
3. Candy Pieces All Smeared Out
4. In A Better Place
5. Ay Ay Ay
6. Learn Our Crystals
7. Twist Quest
9. 85 Videos
11. Carry Me To Safety