9 November, 2017

City Calm Down – ‘In This Modern Land’

Melbourne’s most blissfully melancholic rockers City Calm Down have shared a third glimpse at their impending sophomore album, in the form of soaring single ‘In This Modern Land‘.

Punctuated by a repeating post-punk bass hook and shimmering synth lines, this latest offering will have cutting shapes like it’s 86 while crying the night away. Singer Jack Bourke croons through the track with his signature rich baritone voice, lamenting about social isolation and disconnect. But it’s not all gloom and doom, as a soaring outro littered with bright brass moments brings the five-minute epic to a satisfying close.

Their sophomore album, the highly anticipated follow up to their 2015 debut In A Restless House, is set to drop early next year. Bourke explains, “In producing this album, we wanted to introduce new musical ideas whilst retaining the many production qualities and melancholic tension present on In A Restless House.”

Also featuring singles ‘Blood‘ and ‘Blame‘, ‘In This Modern Land’ has us excited for a whole album of melancholy magic soon.