Crows have shared a new single, ‘Room 156’.
The track is the latest taster of their forthcoming second album ‘Beware Believers’, set to arrive on 1st April via Bad Vibrations Records.
The track was inspired by frontman James Cox‘s past obsession with true crime and old faith healers and comes alongside a video made by Cuan and Angus, which you can check out below.
“I used to be quite obsessed with true crime, and this song was kind of born out of researching H.H Holmes and the World Trades Hotel in the 1860’s where he would murder people staying at his hotel informally called ‘The Murder Castle’ ”, Cox says of the new single.
“I also got quite obsessed with a faith healer from the early 1900’s called Reverend Major Jealous Divine and reading transcripts of his old sermons, so this is basically just a weird amalgamation of mad shit I read about.”
The song follows up on last month’s ‘Slowly Separate’ in previewing the forthcoming full-length.
“Beware Believers has felt like a marathon,” the band explain. “a real endurance test that’s been a long, winding road filled with highs and lows and plenty of twists and turns. The majority of the themes on the album came from what was going on in the world around summer 2019, Covid wasn’t in our lives and the biggest impact was Brexit and the madness our government were putting us through. I was reading a lot of J.G. Ballard and Kurt Vonnegut whilst all this craziness was going on around us and it was a weird headspace to get into.”
Crows are set to hit the road in the UK and Europe this April in support of the record, including a show at London’s Scala on 13th April. Before that, they’ll be heading to Austin for SXSW 2022.