Chartreuse have released a new track, ‘Swedish Water’, the fourth to be taken from the Black Country quartet’s upcoming EP ‘Is It Autumn Already?’.
It follows singles ‘Feed Be Fed’, ‘Things Are Changing Too Quickly’ and ‘Only You’ on previewing the release, which arrives on 19th November via Communion Records.
Vocalist Mike Wagstaff says: “This song is for people who find themselves away from the people they love. it’s about working through the frustrations of a long-distance relationship although there are difficult parts of the song it is essentially a love song about wanting to be with the person you love
“A few years ago, I took a short trip to Stockholm to visit my girlfriend who was working over there at the time. There’s a lot of water that runs through the centre of Stockholm, it moved in a certain way and looked different, different enough to notice. I think it was something to do with the summer light, it looked like oil moving around swelling up and down it was something special. This being something precious i decided to put into words as a snapshot of my life at the time.
“I had just watched Wim Wenders Wings of Desire which follows the journey of angels on earth so i guess i was walking around in that world for quite a while. This inspired me to search online for the definition of an angel ’a person of exemplary conduct or virtue’ these references fed into the opening of the song.”
Chartreuse recently also announced a run of headline live shows. Kicking off at Green Door Store in Brighton on 29th November, the tour takes in The Lexington in London on the 30th, The Cluny in Newcastle, Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds and finishes up in Manchester on 4th December.
Check out the full list of dates after the jump.
13 Stag and Dagger Festival, Glasgow
14 Stag and Dagger Festival, Edinburgh
29 Green Door Store, Brighton
30 The Lexington, London
1 The Cluny, Newcastle
3 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
4 Gullivers, Manchester