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The Go! Team release uplifting new anthem "Pow"

12 May 2021, 17:27 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The Go! Team are back with another taster of their Get Up Sequences Part One album, which arrives in the form of new single "Pow".

"Pow" is the group's second single of the year and third preview of their upcoming album, following earlier outings "World Remember Me Now" and "Cookie Scene".

The group's lead songwriter Ian Parton says, "I’ve always been interested in flipping between sections within the same song - a bit like channel hopping. This track channels Curtis Mayfield one second, soaring Mellotron strings the next. Ninja’s old school rapping rubs shoulders with dive bombing guitars - The Go! Team’s always been about the difference between things."

Get Up Sequences Part One will follow the band's 2018 album Semicircle.

While recording the album, Parton experienced hearing loss. He explains, "I lost hearing in my right ear halfway during the making of this record. I woke up one Thursday in October 2019 and my hearing was different in some way - it fluctuated over a few weeks and at one point everything sounded like a Dalek. I seem to remember listening to music was bordering on unbearable. Over time it settled into just a tiny bit of hi end being audible on my right side. I thought the hearing loss was from playing music too loud over the years but it turns out I was just unlucky and it was a rare condition called Menieres. It was traumatic to keep listening to songs I knew well but which suddenly sounded different and it was an odd juxtaposition to listen to upbeat music when I was on such a downer. The trauma of losing my hearing gave the music a different dimension for me and it transformed the album into more of a life raft."

"Pow" is out now. The Go! Team's Get Up Sequences Part One album will land via Memphis Industries on 2 July, and is available to pre-order now.
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