Nation Of Language Share Video For New Single, ‘This Fractured Mind’

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Yesterday saw Brooklyn trio Nation Of Language release their latest single, This Fractured Mind, with its accompanying music video. The track is the 3rd single to be taken from the band’s upcoming album, A Way Forward, which is set to be released on November 5th. Listen below.

‘This Fractured Mind’ was inspired by the feeling of being entangled in purposelessness and indecision, before finding a light at the end of the tunnel in a path to self acceptance. 

Speaking about the track, vocalist Ian Devaney states:

After I dropped out of college I spent a number of years delivering pizzas and waiting tables while I lived at home and tried to get a music career going. One ends up spending a lot of time contending with unrealised dreams and feeling jealousy towards those who have moved on. This is a song for driving down that road, as indecision and longing and regret cycle together into mania, until finally, at the end, quiet acceptance and peace wash over.

This one in particular serves as a good example of how, on the album as a whole, we wanted to find a balance between steady motorik endlessness and more spacious ambient moments.

A Way Forward is set to build on the foundations built by Nation Of Language’s debut album, Introduction, Presence – which, although was released during the darkest days of lockdown, received glowing reviews and landed on many ‘Best Of’ lists last year. 

Nation Of Language have announced a January 2022 tour of the UK and EU including dates in London, Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow, and Leeds.

Listen on Apple Music

Katie Macbeth

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Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.

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