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Nap Eyes unveil new single "So Tired"

18 February 2020, 11:34 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Nap Eyes are back with "So Tired", the second single to be lifted from their forthcoming album Snapshot of a Beginner.

"So Tired" follows on from last month's lead single "Mark Zuckerberg".

Nap Eyes vocalist Nigel Chapman says of the new offering, "The "So Tired" refrain marks a slight shift in perspective and its meaning is twofold. For one, I get frustrated sometimes by what the world seems to require for success at a given task (for example, polished songwriting, coherent and understandable communication), so part of this is just me venting on this subject. Sometimes I would rather flow with free writing than try to box songs into rehearsed, many-times-repeated containers."

Chapman adds, "Second, at times I find myself wishing people would not hold so many preconceptions about the things in this world a given person might try to communicate. Most of us, myself included, usually assume we already know a lot - even about things we’ve spent very little time thinking about - and because of this attitude, people are often predisposed to misunderstand new ideas, even when they’re communicated in straightforward and coherent ways. But there’s no doubt, an idea won’t ever get through until there’s someone around to listen to it."

Nap Eyes' Snapshot of a Beginner album is their first LP since 2018's I'm Bad Now.

The LP was recorded at The National’s upstate NY Long Pond Studio with producers Jonathan Low (Big Red Machine, The National) and James Elkington (Steve Gunn, Joan Shelley).

"So Tired" is out now. Nap Eyes' Snapshot of a Beginner album lands 27 March via Jagjaguwar, and is available to pre-order now. They play London's Moth Club on 15 April. Find out more.
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