Spector have dropped their first new music in eighteen months, ‘The Notion’, featuring a guitar solo from Dev Hynes

'The Notion' follows the band's 2022 album, 'Now Or Whenever'.

Spector have unveiled their latest single, ‘The Notion’.

The track marks the band’s first new music in eighteen months, features a guitar solo by Dev Hynes, was produced by Dimitri Tikovoi and mixed by Catherine Marks. ‘The Notion’ follows the band’s 2022 album, ‘Now Or Whenever’.

Discussing the song, vocalist Fred Macpherson shares, “We started ‘The Notion’ on a spare day we had in Liverpool during the Now or Whenever sessions. It’s been on a real journey since, with Jed coming up with these early Four Tet style guitar loops, which have a really hypnotic feel I love. Then Dev Hynes came to the studio to hear some stuff and ended up free-styling the solo in one take. I was worried he’d blown a speaker at one point. Lyrically it’s kind of a letter to one’s younger self – a reminder that repressing feelings and emotions is a dangerous precedent, and however bad (or good) things get, nothing is forever. It interpolates various parties, arguments, depressions and a Star Wars quote for good measure.”

Jed Cullen adds, “I was slightly disappointed when a writing session we had for another artist’s project got cancelled on our day off. We were in this big studio without a producer so just plugged my little laptop into the huge mixing desk. It was a bit lonely up there in this cavernous loft space, which reminded Fred of a party we’d been at years ago, so he started singing about that then came out with this amazing chorus which I think a lot of us can relate to. By the end of the day I was really thankful that the other session had been cancelled.”

You can listen to ‘The Notion’ below.

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