Car Seat Headrest have shared new single "Hollywood", the third taster of their forthcoming LP Making A Door Less Open.
Lead vocalist Will Toledo says of the new release, "This song is about Hollywood as a place where people go to make their fantasies come to life, and they end up exploiting other people and doing terrible things to maintain their fantasy. There's this terror you're going to lose the fantasy, and you're going to have to face the facts, and some people will do anything to avoid facing that. It’s about that fear, and the pain of being subjugated to someone else's fantasy against your will, and it's all tied together under this banner of this physical location of Hollywood that we all know about and dream about, but none of us really want to think about what is going on behind the scenes there."
Making A Door Less Open will be Car Seat Headrest's first album of new songs since 2016's Teens Of Denial. In 2018, the band released Twin Fantasy (Face to Face), a rework of their 2011 LP Twin Fantasy.
The album was created over the course of four years. The band recorded the album twice with their side project 1 Trait Danger - once live with guitars, drums, and bass, and once in a MIDI environment using synthesised sounds. The two albums were merged during the mixing process.