Amber Run, the indie pop/alternative rock band from Nottingham, UK, is releasing their sophomore full-length album today, February 10.
The follow-up to their debut 5AM (2015), which has been streamed over 40 million times in North America, is titled For A Moment, I Was Lost and it's the first one on Dine Alone Records, to which the band's recently signed. It was produced by Ben Allen (Bombay Bicycle Club, Deerhunter, Cee Lo Green) and marks a clear evolution in sound and songwriting.
"We have always believed in evolution as a band. Not reinvention so much as taking what's already there and making it better" said the guys in Amber Run, "The new album trims the fat from our previous music, and get down to the bare bones of the songs. We're songwriters, and where 5AM was a collection of songs written in our youth, these new songs are, for us, a timely response to more recent experiences."
The leading single off the new album is Perfect: the track is the center-point to the record and finds the band at their most brooding and abrasive, as crunching guitars swirl around Joe Keogh's looming refrain "karma, karma, you reap what you sow."
Four other singles were lift off from For A Moment, I Was Lost: Haze, Stranger, No Answers and Fickle Game; watch the video for this last one clicking on the image and stream the whole album on Spotify.