When We Were Promised Jetpacks singer/guitarist Adam Thompson describes the Edinburgh, Scotland band’s new track, “Medicine,” as “total emo stuff” you have to know he’s not talking about its genre. Instead, what the musician means is that the notably rollicking song from the band’s upcoming In the Pit of the Stomach is about “feeling sort of stagnant and pointless,” even as the music itself urges with a forward motion.
“I suppose its one of the more radio friendly songs [on the album],” Thompson says.
“The vocals kick in straight away and it’s got a big chorus. I think it still fits in with the rest of the album, pretty straightforward songs with me moaning about something.”
It’s an apt taste of what’s to come on October 3 when the band releases Stomach, the bigger, grander sophomore follow-up to 2009’s These Four Walls. “I felt at some points the first album was a little needy and whiny and trying too hard to be liked,” Thompson says. “I wanted this second album to be just ten songs that were enjoyable to play live and that in 20 years time I wouldn’t be embarrassed about.” Sound like they’re on the right path.
In the Pit of the Stomach arrives October 4 via FatCat.We Were Promised - Medicine