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Teenage fanclub 2021 in our dreams

Teenage Fanclub preview new album with fifth single "In Our Dreams"

13 April 2021, 14:14 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Teenage Fanclub have unveiled new cut "In Our Dreams" as the fifth outing from their forthcoming album Endless Arcade.

"In Our Dreams" is accompanied by a video directed by Donald Milne and shot at Motherwell Concert Hall, and follows earlier Endless Arcade releases "The Sun Won't Shine On Me", "I'm More Inclined", "Home" and "Everything Is Falling Apart".

Raymond McGinley says of the new track, "To rephrase an aphorism most famously used by John Lennon, existence is what happens while the human race is busy making other plans. This song is kinda about that, but like all our songs, we write them intuitively and only think about what to say about them afterwards."

Endless Arcade will follow Teenage Fanclub's 2016 album Here, and was penned by the band's Raymond McGinley and Norman Blake.

McGinley says of the recording process, "The process is much the same as it always has been. In 1989 we went into a studio in Glasgow to make our first LP. Francis starts setting up his drums, the rest of us find our spots around him and off we go. Thirty years later Francis is setting up his drums in Clouds Hill Recordings in Hamburg. A few hours later we’re recording the first song. We don’t conceptualise, we don’t talk about it, we just do it. Each of us are thinking our own thoughts, but we don’t do much externalising. We just feel our way into it."

Blake adds, "We were very comfortable with each other in the studio. I think some of the playing is a bit freer and looser than on recent albums. Dave and Euros’ playing is amazing, and Francis on drums is really swinging. The whole process of making this album was very invigorating. Everyone in the band contributed a lot and the song arrangements came together really quickly. Everything felt fresh."

"In Our Dreams" is out now. Teenage Fanclub's Endless Arcade album will arrive 30 April via PeMa/Merge, and is available to pre-order now.
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