Glasgow trio Twin Atlantic have just dropped their new single Barcelona, the second track to be released from the band’s forthcoming new album Power, set for release on January 24th. Listen to Barcelona and watch the video below.
The accompanying video sees the band perform the track live in their Glasgow studio where Power was recorded. Frontman Sam McTrusty comments on Barcelona:
This is a love song about being in a film loop – a kaleidoscope of ideas and memories and the first song I’ve tried to write in a vignette style like this. It’s inspired by the unusual arpeggio mono synth part we fell in love with at the opening of the track. It sounds like a mistake and reminded me of when you would see old movie projector reels glitch and fail. It’s romantic and cinematic. It makes fun of love but also puts it up high on a pedestal
Barcelona follows on from recent single Novocaine, the band’s first new music in three years. On Power, the follow-up to 2016’s GLA and their first release on Virgin / EMI, the group channel LCD Soundsystem and Depeche Mode combined with their signature rock sound. Despite being released on a major label, Twin Atlantic self-recorded and produced the album in their Glasgow studio.
Having recently supported The 1975 in Glasgow, the band is ready to hit the road again in March for an intimate UK tour with stops in Aberdeen, Manchester and London among others. Tickets are available here. They have also been confirmed for next year’s TRNSMT Festival on Saturday, July 11th where they will be sharing the stage with Liam Gallagher, Foals and Keane.
Power will be released on January 24th via Virgin / EMI. Limited edition physical formats and merch are available from the official store.
Video: Twin Atlantic – Barcelona