The Courteeners have released their latest, and final single, ‘Hanging From Your Cloud’ from their new album. Their sixth project, ‘More. Again. Forever.’, follows on from 2016’s ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’.
The band announced the new album in September. It has a due date for January 17. The ten-track record contains previously released singles ‘Heavy Jacket’, ‘Better Man’, and the titular song ‘More. Again. Forever.’
‘Hanging From Your Cloud’ can be heard below, as they announced the release of the single through Twitter.
NEW TRACK – ‘Hanging Off Your Cloud’ – as taken from the forthcoming album ‘More. Again. Forever.’ – is out now! You can stream and download the track now at the following link https://t.co/QqIyePMBT4 pic.twitter.com/Yvf4uWuyjz
— Courteeners (@thecourteeners) January 13, 2020
In an interview with NME, frontman Liam Fray described their sixth musical outing as ‘groove-based’ and ‘escapist’. Talking about the songs, Fray said: “To us, the songs have just got to be explosive and blow you away live.”
He added: “There are only a couple of delicate moments, which is why it’s a shame that the album’s not there yet for the tour. Maybe we’ll just have to do a few more gigs next year.”
“I’m in the richest vein of form that I’ve ever been in. We’re on fire.”
The tracklisting to their sixth album:
1. ‘Heart Attack’
2. ‘Heavy Jacket’
3. ‘More. Again. Forever.’
4. ‘Better Man’
5. ‘Hanging Off Your Cloud’
6. ‘Previous Parties’
7. ‘The Joy Of Missing Out’
8. ‘One Day At A Time’
9. ‘Take It On The Chin’
10. ‘Is Heaven Even Worth It?’
An iconic music venue, The Star & Garter, referenced in ‘Modern Love’ by The Courteeners, was recently saved from closure. A ten-year lease was signed between the owners and the pub landlord.
The venue is part of a regeneration scheme in the area behind Manchester’s Piccadilly Station. Purchased by The Mayfield Partnership, it’ll be a collaboration between Manchester Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and U+I.
Lastly, in an NME review of ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’, it reads that the Courteeners are “a far better and more interesting band than they’re given credit for.”