Islands have returned with their first new album in five years, ‘Islomania’.
Set for release on 11th June via their new label Royal Mountain Records, the news comes alongside the first single from the record, ‘(We Like To) Do It With The Lights On’.
Speaking about the comeback, the band’s Nick Thorburn explains he decided to end Islands and quietly retire from music in 2016 without making an announcement.
“This seemed like a perfect time to put a cap on things and close out the circle,” he said in a statement, but once the decision was made, he began writing songs for other musicians that eventually became a new Islands album.
“I came up with the song title as a tossed-off joke,” Thorburn explains of the new single. “It seemed fitting with the kind of playful innuendo that seems to do well in the pop sphere. Once I started to flesh it out after booting up the band again, I realized it was mine, and for Islands only. I started it with the groove first, and built the melody off the top. This is like most of the songs on this record, which is new for me.”