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Bombay Bicycle Club unveil tender new single "Racing Stripes"

19 December 2019, 17:16 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Bombay Bicycle Club are back with "Racing Stripes", the third single to be lifted from their first album in five years, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong.

The new offering arrives after the album's title-track "Everything Else has Gone Wrong", and August's lead single "Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)".

Jack Steadman says of the new single, "It's a good example of the emotional rollercoaster you go through. I was like, this is it, I can't do this any more, and then the next morning you're like, ah, this is a really good song. The relief!"

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."

"Racing Stripes" is out now. Bombay Bicycle Club's Everything Else Has Gone Wrong album will arrive 17 January 2020 via Caroline International/Island Records. They play London's Alexandra Palace on 7 and 8 February 2020. Find out more.
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