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Widowspeak announce new album 'The Jacket'

Photo: Alexa Viscius

After the release of their brilliant 'Honeychurch' EP last year, Widowspeak have now announced their plans for their new studio album 'The Jacket', which is set to be released on the 11th March via Captured Tracks.

The new full-length is being previewed by the new lead single 'Everything Is Simple', which comes accompanied by a stunning new video, directed by OTIUM.

Speaking about the new offering, the band said, "At the beginning of something (a relationship, a project, a job, a new place) you have this very pure feeling toward it. Everything feels less complicated because you’re oriented wholly toward that potential. It’s undefined, and that makes it easier to understand, because you can’t see the problems yet. As time goes on, you learn more, you experience more, and you see where the limitations exist: not even necessarily ones imposed upon you, but where you draw your own lines. Maybe you can’t see what was holding you back until it’s in the past, and by then others’ perspectives contradict your own. Everyone is constructing their own versions of reality. The song was originally going to feed into the drama of the imaginary band, but it’s about our own band too. I was thinking about how I’m an inherently unreliable narrator about my own life, and at the same time maybe there are no "true" stories."

Check out the new video for 'Everything Is Simple' and see the album's full tracklisting below.

'The Jacket' Tracklist:

While You Wait

Everything Is Simple


True Blue

The Jacket


The Drive

Slow Dance

Forget It



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