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Field Music are having "fun in the face of hardship" on new song "Time In Joy"

11 January 2018, 09:49 | Written by Laurence Day

Field Music have unveiled new six-minute track "Time In Joy", the latest preview of upcoming sixth record Open Here.

"People have a sort of romanticised idea of feelings that are painful or dark, that they are more meaningful, but when I’ve been through dark times, I find that there isn’t a lot of romance in that, that I function better and get more meaning out of positive experiences," says the band's Peter Brewis of the track.

"With some things that have been happening personally to us recently," he continues, "and obviously the things happening in the wider world, there’s a kind of defiance in playfulness, and that’s what we were trying to capture. It isn’t escapism, but it’s an attempt to confront those things with a deliberate sense of fun. Fun in the face of hardship. We set out to have a good time making this record, in spite of everything.”

"Time In Joy" follows lead single "Count It Up" in teasing the band's follow up to 2016 LP Commontime.

Field Music are set to tour the UK from February, with three shows at Newcastle's Northern Stage kicking off proceedings. The tour takes them across the UK, with a show at London's Barbican with the Open Here Orchestra rounding off the tour in May. Find out all the details.

Open Here is out 2 February via Memphis Industries.

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