Amber Run are back.
The quartet have teased the release of second album ‘For A Moment, I Was Lost’ with lead single ‘Fickle Game’ and the announcement of a national tour that will see them play The Forum in Kentish Town on 25 February.
“’Fickle Game’ is about self-reflection in the music industry – how being in a band can, if you let it, stop being spontaneous and easy and instead become overly political and eventually exhausting,” says frontman Josh Keogh of the new song, one of 12 on an LP the band consider a step forward.
“We have always believed in evolution as a band. Not reinvention so much as taking what’s already there and making it better,” they explain. “As students in Nottingham, we would sit and say: ‘We’ll be the band we want to be by the fourth album.’ Somewhere along the way, we forgot that evolution takes time. We forgot that any new experience has a learning curve.
“The new album trims the fat from our previous music, and get down to the bare bones of the songs. We’re songwriters, and where 5AM was a collection of songs written in our youth, these new songs are, for us, a timely response to more recent experiences.”
Another of those new songs, ‘Haze’, is available now as an instant download for pre-ordering ‘For A Moment, I Was Lost’.