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black midi preview second album with third single "Chondromalacia Patella"

19 May 2021, 14:18 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

black midi are back with new cut "Chondromalacia Patella", which lands as a third taster of their second album Cavalcade.

"Chondromalacia Patella" follows earlier singles "Slow" and "John L", and is teamed with a video directed by Vilhjálmur Yngvi Hjálmarsson.

The track is about recovery, and got its name from when one of the band members sustained a knee injury from running.

Cavalcade will follow black midi's 2019 debut album Schlagenheim.

Lead vocalist Geordie Greep says of their approach, "It’s easy to get wrapped up in the improvisation myth of divine intervention, that if a song doesn’t happen in the room naturally without it being guided by someone specifically, when we’re all just feeling the vibe, then it’s not proper and it’s not pure. That's kind of a dangerous thing because you end up never trying something different, or you just abandon an idea if it doesn’t work at first because you’re always waiting for that thing to arrive perfect."

Drummer Morgan Simpson adds, "The experience this time round was completely the flipside to Schlagenheim. A lot of the material was really fresh but that was something that played into our hands and we relished it."

"Chondromalacia Patella" is out now. black midi's Cavalcade album will be released via Rough Trade Records on 28 May, and is available to pre-order now. They're due to play London's Alexandra Palace Theatre on 11 November. Find out more.
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