THE PRESS RELEASE
“Circa Waves’ fourth studio album Sad Happy is due for physical release on March 13. An album of our times, Sad Happy is formed of two diametrically distinctive sides, which will see be released individually in the new year before uniting as one complete body of work. Discussing the themes behind Sad Happy, Kieran says: “We live in a world split into two extreme halves. One moment, you’re filled with the existential crisis of climate doom, and the next, you’re distracted by another piece of inconsequential content that has you laughing aloud. I find this close proximity of immense sadness and happiness so jarring, bizarre and fascinating. Our brains rattle back and forth through emotions at such a rate that happiness and sadness no longer feel mutually exclusive. This idea was the blueprint for Sad Happy and is the theme that underpins the album. Sad Happy was written in my Liverpool home. It’s also hugely inspired by my surroundings and the love I have for the city. It runs through thoughts on mortality, love and observations of people.”
MY TWO CENTS
If Vampire Weekend still remembered how to rock, this is the music they would make.