The band have also dropped a new track, Somethinggreater.
Image: Remi Ferrante Hartman.
Parcels have treated fans today with the announcement of their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Day/Night, alongside a brand new track! Somethinggreater is the latest taste of the album, following Free and Comingback.
The record is set offer up two juxtaposing sides, Day and Night, with each side offering up different views and perspectives of the inner and outer self, and the world we exist in. With over 150 demos going into the project, the band spent three months between touring and working on the album getting reacquainted with their instruments, sharing: "it was like instrument boot camp, we'd been touring and playing the songs over and over again and we were becoming rigid; we weren’t having a conversation with our instruments. We came in every day, put on songs that we liked, talked about their different elements and learned how to play them: classic blues, soul, folk, funk, heavy metal.”
Of the track, the band add: "In early 2020, Noah showed us a demo that contained a chorus line that had us all particularly excited. It had an anthem-like quality and felt really fitting to what we were channeling through the albums. We jammed out the track in our rehearsal room in Berlin and fell upon the chorus groove all at once, a special instantaneousness that seems to be only achieved in a live jam, and as a result we proceeded to play it for hours. Anatole began to cry with the tears that usually come from when you are lost in a night-club, alas, we felt we had hit something really special. With the song's clear message of search and discovery, it felt absolutely right to record ‘Somethinggreater’ first upon entering La Frette studios.”
The five-piece recently shared a special live performance visual of their track, Free. Filmed in Wilyakali, Australia, the clip highlights the small town, diverting attention to supporting local rural business. The Wilyakali or Wiljaali are an Australian aboriginal tribal group of the Darling River basin in Far West New South Wales, Australia. Their traditional lands centred on the towns of Broken Hill and Silverton and surrounding country.
Day/Night is out November 5! Watch the visual for Somethinggreater below.