Still Corners return with a hypnotic new single ‘Lost Boys’. Taken from their third full length album Dead Blue, ‘Lost Boys’ laments falling for the wrong person. Driven by moody synths and raw electric guitar licks, Tessa Murray’s melancholic voice seals the deal: “There’s good and evil in their eyes,” she croons. “Lost Boys, I love those lost boys.”
“We were working on this new song and I had just finished reading ‘Catch a Wave – The Rise, Fall and Redemption of Brian Wilson’,” Tessa explains. “I really connected with Brian Wilson and his journey and it inspired the song.
Due for release on 16 September via Wrecking Light Records, Dead Blue was written by the English seaside, owing its name specifically to the wild beauty Greg and Tessa found there.
“We started writing this album just after we came back from our tour in Greece. It came at an interesting time for us. London was proving too expensive and we also wanted a place that had a slower pace of life. We drove down to Deal in Kent to check it out and ended up renting a house right on the beach. We wrote the whole record there looking out a big window onto the sea - you could open it in the summer and hear the waves. Sometimes the water was just this still cold blue, absolutely beautiful. We named the record after that image – Dead Blue”
Dead Blue is the next chapter in Still Corners’ creative story, exploring the power of inner darkness through tales of love, loss, death and hope.
“This album is an expression of our fears and our desires in an effort to get a handle on our past experiences and the world around us”, Greg muses. “The more you know your own darkness, the more you can control those triggers to prevent all out wild fires in your own life. There's an old Native American tale where an elder tells a boy about the two wolves that live in his heart. One is love and one is fear. They are in a battle. The boy asks, well "which one wins?" The elder replies, "the one you feed most". A big part of winning that battle against fear is knowing what triggers it.”
Still Corners formed in 2009 after Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray met by chance on a train platform. Their train failed to stop at London Bridge, taking them both twenty minutes out of their way, but also allowing them time to bond over books and music on the way back to the city. Upon disembarking the train, they promptly agreed to meet again.
Less than a year later, the newly-formed Still Corners garnered critical success with a string of singles including the ‘Don't Fall in Love/Wish’ 7” on cult label The Great Pop Supplement and the haunting ‘Endless Summer’, released on the Fierce Panda compilation, Gruff Trade. Not long after, Still Corners signed to Seattle’s Sub Pop Records and released their critically acclaimed debut album Creatures of an Hour, followed by their breakthrough sophomore album, Strange Pleasures two years later.
Still Corners third full-length album Dead Blue is due for release on 16 September via Wrecking Light Records. Pre-Order LP, CD and bundles from Wrecking Light Records or pre-order Dead Blue on iTunes. UK and US live dates will be announced shortly.