Kyle Falconer, frontman of band The View, has released new single Stress Ball. The song is from upcoming album No Love Songs For Laura, which will come out on 11th June 2021. The track was premiered on 18th February on BBC Radio 2.
Falconer posted on Instagram: “My new single ‘Stress Ball’ is now available across all digital platforms. Watch the video on YouTube. In bigger news, I am so happy to announce that my new album ‘No Love Songs For Laura’ will be released on 11th June 2021. Stream, download, watch and pre-order now.”
Speaking about the single, the Dundonian singer-songwriter said: “For me, it was about using this song as therapy to relieve your stress. I tried to relay that in my vocal by making it fun and feel-good, rather than a serious song about being stressed… I’ve been writing too seriously for a while and I wanted something uplifting to make you happy and upbeat when you’re listening to it.”
The single follows track Laura, which was released in January 2021. The video for Stress Ball is available to watch on YouTube now, and stars Falconer alongside Kerrie Thomasson. It was directed and produced by Sitcom Soldiers, who have also made music videos for The Darkness and Sleeping with Sirens.
Scottish indie band The View rose to fame via 2007 hit Same Jeans, which came from their chart-topping debut album Hats Off to the Buskers. The group won Best Track at the NME Awards 2007 for Wasted Little DJs, and their debut album was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Music Prize. They announced that they were going on hiatus in 2017.
Falconer released his solo debut album No Thank You in 2018, which placed in the UK Albums Chart and won Best Solo Album at the Scottish Music Awards. In 2019, he released an EP of covers named Almost Pleasant. The singer plans to play live shows when COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.