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Teenage Fanclub share new song "The Sun Won't Shine On Me"

15 March 2021, 12:07 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Teenage Fanclub are back with "The Sun Won't Shine On Me", the fourth track to be lifted from their upcoming album Endless Arcade.

"The Sun Won't Shine On Me" follows earlier singles "I'm More Inclined", "Home" and "Everything Is Falling Apart", and is teamed with an animated visualiser created by Donald Milne.

Norman Blake says of the track, "This is something of a rarity for Teenage Fanclub - a song in waltz time!"

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."

"The Sun Won't Shine On Me" 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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