Today, CYMBALS shares their first new single since announcing The Age of Fracture. “Erosion”.
The new album from CYMBALS is named after a book by Princeton academic, Daniel T. Rodgers, which addresses the fragmentation of ideas towards the end of the last century and how collective meanings have become uncertain. Singer and guitarist Jack Cleverly writes: “It hit me that I often feel paralyzed by the feeling that everything is ‘too complicated’, and that many people I know feel that paralysis. I realized that this way of thinking can be traced through these songs.”
Produced by Dreamtrak (Swim Deep, Chad Valley, Hot Chip) in his Hackney studio and written collectively over the last 12-months, the group have taken their time to carefully piece the album together, song-by-song, in sequence. The album was completed following a final mix from Daniel Rejmer (Foals, Everything Everything).
The literary inspiration runs further through the album. Even garnered literary responses of its own by British poet and novelist Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine. Last week, CYMBALS shared this short film here.
“We’ve never been in it just for a laugh,” says Cleverly; “but things got confused when we said we wanted to keep it fun – we just didn’t want to end up bitter, having chased a hollow dream. But this album is less about us; it’s more outward looking, more aware of the world at large.” “I hate the whole ‘serious earnest-singer-songwriter-