Temples, who released their third album Hot Motion on ATO Records to worldwide acclaim in September of last year, have today shared a brand new track, Paraphernalia. Written while the band were in the studio recording Hot Motion, the track, which was too late to make the album, has been produced Sean Ono Lennon and mixed by Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, Interpol, Flaming Lips, MGMT).
The story behind the track starts in October of 2019, when the band, touring in support of Hot Motion, made a serendipitous connection at the Desert Daze festival in Lake Perris, California. Following their own performance, Temples caught their ATO labelmates’ The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s set and afterwards found themselves talking about music with the band’s frontman Sean Ono Lennon.
“I’d always been a fan of the band. Had seen them play some pretty great shows over the years,” says Lennon.
Months later, when the label asked Temples about releasing an unreleased track as a single, the band immediately thought of Lennon and enlisted him to produce the track.
“We couldn’t think of any greater mind than his to create with on this track,” says bassist Tom Walmsley.
“When I first heard the demo for Paraphernalia I knew they had a great tune,” says Lennon.
Temples lead singer/guitarist James Bagshaw wrote the song about the disconnect between reality and the online world – “In an age of constant distraction, we all strive to find focus and a sense of calm. Paraphernalia questions the depth of ‘real’ connections in a digital world” – and the track is appropriately swirling and kaleidoscopic, incorporating the elements of neo-psych and disco-pop that are signature to both Temples’ and Lennon’s songwriting.
Listen to ‘Paraphernalia’ – BELOW:
The single will be available as a limited edition pink vinyl 7″ which is available to pre-order via www.atorecords.shop.musictoday.com