Bombay Bicycle Club have shared the title track from their forthcoming fifth album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. The album is released on the 17th January 2020, and is the band’s first in five years.
Everything Else Has Gone Wrong was the last song to be written for Bombay Bicycle Club’s fifth album, and it makes perfect sense that it gives the record its name. “It seemed to encapsulate everything the album is about,” says singer/guitarist Jack Steadman. Like the album, the song is about hope and renewal, about finding safety in what brings you comfort, in what you love the most, while all around is crumbling. “Keep the stereo on, everything else has gone wrong,” the chorus declares. “For my whole life, I haven’t been very good at expressing myself with words,” Steadman says. “The irony is that the song is about not wanting to write lyrics, but it has lyrics I’m really proud of. And after that, we realised a lot of the other songs had that theme, of music as a cathartic refuge.” The driving, insistent beat builds to a middle eight that could sum up the story of the band’s last five years: “I guess I’ve found my peace again, and yes, I’ve found my second wind…”
The video for ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ was directed by Louis Bhose, the band’s old touring keyboardist who has quickly become the go-to director for countless artists in recent years (Michael Kiwanuka & Tom Misch, The Big Moon, Loyle Carner).
The record was largely written in Cornwall and recorded out in the US alongside Grammy Award winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent/Sharon Van Etten/War on Drugs).
Following a series of jubilant sell out dates in celebration of ten years of debut album I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose, Bombay Bicycle Club welcome the new album’s release with a full tour of the UK in January/February. The shows kick off on the 20th January at Cambridge Corn Exchange and wrap up at Ulster Hall in Belfast on the 12th February…
20th January – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
21st January – Academy, Bournemouth
23rd January – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
24th January – University SU Great Hall, Cardiff
25th January – Academy, Leeds
27th January – Academy, Newcastle
28th January – Barrowland, Glasgow
29th January – Barrowland, Glasgow
31st January – Academy, Birmingham
1st February – The Centre, Brighton
3rd February – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
4th February – Academy, Sheffield
6th February – UEA, Norwich
7th February – Alexandra Palace, London
8th February – Alexandra Palace, London
10th February – Vicar Street, Dublin
11th February – Vicar Street, Dublin
12th February – Ulster Hall, Belfast
All dates w/ The Big Moon + Liz Lawrence except 8th November w/ Sundara Karma + Liz Lawrence