Following the enormous response for their recently shared releases 'No Angels', 'Love Spins On Its Axis', and 'Rage', which have seen media support from The Times, NME, Rolling Stone UK & US, XS Noize, Consequence of Sound, CLASH, Spin, The Sun, The Line of Best Fit, Stereogum, DORK, DIY, Flood Mag and many more, The Big Pink continue the support for their long-awaited third studio album 'The Love That's Ours', their first in a decade, with the haunting new single 'Safe and Sound'.
Capturing more of the poignant and heartfelt direction they have cultivated since their return, 'Safe and Sound' marks one of the more captivating offerings lifted from their forthcoming full-length. Adopting a warm and passionate piano-led aesthetic this time around, they conjure a beautifully fresh and alluring sound that matches the vibrant energy they have been producing up until now.
Speaking about 'Safe and Sound', frontman Robbie Furze said, "Dancing with these vultures in my fugitive apartment", "Angels with their wings clipped gunning for the love that's ours".
"These lines sum up the record perfectly. I moved to L.A. to find my record and I found it, but at a price. I was chased by every temptation known to mankind. I was promised love. I was promised wealth. I was promised the world. Drugs, women, stardom, all the cliches hounding me and biting at my heels. I got caught up in it. I was strung out and I got lost. I can now put my hands up and admit that.
"For a while I lost my wife. I lost my family and friends and mostly, I lost my mind.
"This song, Safe and Sound, came from a moment of pure clarity when I realised I had to turn my life around and just deliver this record.
"I was held up in my fugitive apartment and these people were not angels at all, they were gunning to take away everything I loved!
"The process of writing this song started with a songwriter named Peter Stengaard, it wasn't the easiest of writing sessions. I just couldn't hear the song and where we were going with it. Peter, I think, felt this and walked me over to this beautiful white piano in the back part of his house. He told me to just sing the chorus, "you, me and the piano," and suddenly it just clicked and the whole song came alive. I could hear it! The whole song presented itself.
"I immediately called Ryn Weaver and told her that I was on the brink of something special and could she meet me back at my studio right now, that night. for her to hear it. The moment she heard the top line she knew exactly what I was trying to say. We spoke at length about the purgatory-feeling that I was existing in and then the verse words just fell out of us. I'm so proud of these lyrics and they truly are the most personal on the record. Over the years that I was in L.A., I had created a pretty dark place for myself. This song was the turning point.
"TURN THE SHIP AROUND
WE'RE TOO GOOD TO BE DRIFTING
SAFE AND SOUND......" I'm not just singing this to my wife, but I'm singing it to myself.
Now here I am back at home, the record is coming out and all IS “safe and sound”.
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Marking their first full-length release since 2012's 'Future This', The Big Pink are looking to make 'The Love That's Ours' the biggest phase in their journey yet. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Phoenix), the record will include a host of guest collaborators, including Jamie T, Jamie Hince (The Kills), Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Ryn Weaver, Mary Charteris, Ed Harcourt and many more, all aiming to make this new release their most memorable to date.
The Big Pink have also announced an official album release party, taking place on October 5th, in partnership with DICE, at London's Outernet. Tickets available HERE
'The Love That's Ours' - Tracklisting
How Far We've Come
Love Spins On Its Axis
I'm Not Away To Stay Away
Safe and Sound
Back To My Arms
Even If I Wanted To