Single Review | Teenage Fanclub | Tired Of Being Alone

This warm and eclectic indie rock sound is as recognisable as any and comes to us in the form of Teenage Fanclub‘s new single ‘Tired Of Being Alone’. Soothing vocal harmonies lead us through an unhurried and eclectic new release that will soon be followed by a new album.

‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ is due for release on the 22nd of September via Teenage Fanclub’s own label PeMA. They have also announced a series of UK live dates this autumn, to promote their upcoming album. Ahead of these exciting ventures, the band unleashes the soft and wistful ‘Tired Of Being Alone’. The single comes accompanied by a video that was shot at Vibberodden Lighthouse in Norway by Donald Milne. The video shows a beautiful landscape accompanied by a beautiful soundscape and makes me want to join the band playing guitar on those ruggedly rocks.

About their new track, Raymond McGinley said: “Towards the end of our session in Rockfield Studios making the album I woke up in the middle of the night. There was a guitar next to the bed. I picked it up and this song came out. The words for the chorus were there already. I recorded a rough version on my phone and then went back to sleep. We recorded the song later that day. As a band we like to trust our instincts and let things happen. As with Norman’s song ‘Foreign Land’ this song only exists because we decided to go to the studio and make a record. If we’d waited for the stars to align first before recording we’d still be waiting now.”

Artwork for 'Nothing Lasts Forever'

One of the recurring themes on the album is light, as both a metaphor for hope and as an ultimate destination further down the road. Heavy-hearted and emotional, ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ has a dark shadow hanging over it yet also feels like the comfort of a friend we’ve been missing for a while. Until the album’s release, we’ll have to do with previously released singles ‘Foreign Land’ and ‘Tired Of Being Alone’.


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