Italia 90 have shared the latest slice of their forthcoming debut album with new track ‘Tales From Beyond’.
The four-piece’s debut album, ‘Living Human Treasure’, is set to drop on 20th January, and ‘Tales From Beyond’ follows previous singles ‘Leisure Activities’ and ‘Magdalene’. The London-based band have also shared that they will be performing their biggest London headline show yet next year at 100 Club in February.
Discussing ‘Tales From Beyond’, Italia 90 says: “By accident rather than by design, a lot of the tracks we had written for Living Human Treasure didn’t have a chorus, and with Tales From Beyond we wanted to give balance to the album and write something with a hook – written first on a synth, unusually for us – and a chorus, something that would work live as well as on record.”
“The lyrics are about the radical chic of those whose true intentions are just a milquetoast progressivism and a kinder capitalism, an idea triggered in part by the regular pledges from individuals in the music industry to ‘unlearn’ abusive or discriminatory behaviours and explain them away by claiming they are a ‘work in progress’, only to repeat the cycle.”
Listen to ‘Tales From Beyond’ here. The full tracklist is as follows:
2. Leisure Activities
5. New Factory
6. The MUMSNET Mambo
7. Funny Bones
9. Does He Dream?
10. Tales From Beyond