WAITING TO SPILL,
THE BACKSEAT LOVERS’ NEW ALBUM,
OUT OCTOBER 28 VIA CAPITOL RECORDS
Combined Global Streams Of “Kilby Girl,” From 2019 Indie Debut Album, When We Were Friends, Surpass 200 Million
Salt Lake City-based indie band The Backseat Lovers make their major label debut with “Growing/Dying” – their first new music in over two years. The track is the first single from their new album, Waiting to Spill, which will be released on October 28 by Capitol Records in digital, 180g vinyl and CD formats. In addition to the standard black vinyl, there will be a dark green vinyl edition, available only from the band’s online store, and a clear vinyl version, which will be available exclusively at indie retailers.
Tapping into one of the album’s broader themes – the journey into adulthood – the acoustic guitar-driven song reflects on how leaving elements of the past behind makes it possible to grow and flourish in new ways. Listen HERE. Fans who pre-order the digital version of Waiting to Spill will instantly receive “Growing/Dying.” View the album trailer HERE.
Alongside the single, the band shared a captivating, animated video for “Growing/Dying,” which was hand-drawn by collaborator Kohana Wilson.
The single art for “Growing/Dying” features a photograph by Tony Ehnle, whose film photographs from the 1970s weren’t widely seen until the band – introduced to his work by a friend – used one of his images on the cover of their debut album, When We Were Friends. The Backseat Lovers have selected another Ehnle photograph for the cover of Waiting to Spill. Whereas When We Were Friends was, for pragmatic reasons, a collection of songs, the band conceived Waiting to Spill as a collective body of work. David Greenbaum (Paul McCartney, Beck, Cage the Elephant) produced and mixed the new album.
“When We Were Friends was our first attempt at making an album, and it was essentially recording one song, selling some t-shirts at a show the next month, and being able to record another song,” recall The Backseat Lovers. “Upon finishing it, we were quickly filled with a strong desire to make something that really flowed together, with each song intentionally placed, creating a cohesion that spans the whole record. Overall though, Waiting to Spill really feels like a continuation, the next chapter of our lives.”
The Backseat Lovers will perform at Firefly and the Sea.Hear.Now Festival in September. See below for itinerary or visit https://backseatlovers.lnk.to/
Joshua Harmon, Jonas Swanson, KJ Ward & Juice Welch – who comprise The Backseat Lovers – met while in high school and finished up their first EP, Elevator Days, just before graduation. They’ve since amassed over 370 million combined global streams across their songs, which include the top 20 Alternative hit “Kilby Girl,” which spent five weeks on the U.S. Spotify top songs chart.
The Backseat Lovers on Tour:
September 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
September 17 – Asbury Park, NJ – See.Hear.Now Festival
September 22-25 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
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