Two-part albums are apparently the trend now, and Circa Waves are the latest to have jumped on board.
Their next record, Sad Happy, will arrive in two stages on January 10th and March 13th 2020, separated into parts called, you’ve guessed it, Sad and Happy.
“We live in a world split into two extreme halves,” singer Kieran Shudall says. “One moment you’re filled with the existential crisis of climate doom and the next you’re distracted by another piece of inconsequential content that has you laughing aloud.”
“I find this close proximity of immense sadness and happiness so jarring, bizarre and fascinating. Our brains rattle back and forth through emotions at such a rate that happiness and sadness no longer feel mutually exclusive.”
“This idea was the blueprint for ‘Sad Happy’ and is the theme that underpins the album. Sad / Happy is written in my Liverpool home, it’s also hugely inspired by my surroundings and the love I have for the city. It runs through thoughts on mortality, love and observations of people.”