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Been Stellar NY debut album

Been Stellar share final album preview, "Pumpkin"

22 May 2024, 11:34 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

New York rock band Been Stellar have released their newest single, “Pumpkin" as the final preview of their forthcoming debut album, Scream From New York, NY.

“This song is somewhat of a sonic departure for us — it’s definitely more subdued,” says lead singer Sam Slocum. “There was a point when we weren’t totally sure it would make it onto the album because of that. It had existed in many forms, but it wasn’t until the last month leading up to recording when each part fell into place.

Oddly, the lyrics remained the same from the very beginning. They stemmed from a visual I had: an apartment light shining through its windows out onto a street at night. I imagined the people inside the apartment crossing back and forth in front of the window. From there, the lyrics I wrote formed a vignette of the people in the apartment, sharing a space together. I described several shared, intimate moments from my own life— I wanted to get as specific as I could.”

"Pumpkin" marks the final teaser of their forthcoming debut album, following previous singles, "Sweet”, "Passing Judgment", and “All In One".

Been Stellar have spent the spring on a major European tour supporting The 1975 and are currently out on their own sold out headlining UK tour which included stops at The Great Escape and London Calling last week. They’ll return to the states for their Lollapalooza debut, ahead of their North American tour supporting Fontaines D.C. before returning to the UK and Europe for an extensive headline run where they will be performing their largest UK show to date at The Scala.

Scream From New York, NY, is out on 14 June via their new label home Dirty Hit, and is available to pre-order now.

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