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Bombay Bicycle Club share final preview of new album "Is It Real"

15 January 2020, 10:24 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Bombay Bicycle Club's first album since 2014 lands on Friday (17 January), so they've shared a final track before it arrives, "Is It Real".

"Is It Real" is the fifth single to be shared from their forthcoming album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, after "I Can Hardly Speak", "Racing Stripes", "Everything Else has Gone Wrong", and "Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)".

The band describes the new single as "a song about taking a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about the old times and cherished memories, and wondering when sat next to the responsibilities and struggles of adult life, how any of those fondly remembered days were real.⁣"

Bombay Bicycle Club's fifth LP was largely recorded in the US with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, The War On Drugs), and is their first since 2014's So Long, See You Tomorrow.

When announcing their new album, Bombay Bicycle Club said of the title, "This is an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of crisis, whether personal or political. It’s about the solace one can get from listening to music or playing music when everything else has gone wrong. It’s about finding kernels of hope and renewal in dire situations."

"Is It Real" is out now. Bombay Bicycle Club's Everything Else Has Gone Wrong album will arrive 17 January via Caroline International/Island Records. They play London's Alexandra Palace on 7 and 8 February. Find out more.
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