Hamilton Leithauser delivers new single 'Don't Check The Score'

With his highly-anticipated new album set to arrive in just a matter of weeks, Hamilton Leithauser has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from his forthcoming full-length.

The new single 'Don't Check The Score' follows on from the previously shared tracks 'Isabella' and 'Here They Come' in previewing his new LP 'The Loves Of Your Life', which is set to arrive on the 10th April via Glassnote Records.

Speaking about his latest offering, he said, “Don’t Check the Score is about rooting for an old estranged friend. Maybe it was a rocky road and weird goodbye, but you’d like them to know you’re still in their corner.

“When I used to work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, my friend introduced me to “day trading” which is just compulsive gambling on the stock market. It can be done from your home (or work) computer. Instead of working, we would gamble all day. It was incredibly fun when you were up, and not as fun when you were down. This was around 2001, so we only had a dial up connection on one shared computer. It took like 45 seconds to login to the website to check your bet (hopefully you’d made like $55 or something). When things looked sour, you’d say “don’t login!” Out of sight, out of mind—sort of. In reality you’d just be biting your nails thinking of nothing else...definitely not working. Anyhow, the title is a metaphor for looking the other way, or avoiding an inconvenient truth. I guess I could have called it “Don’t Login” but I think there’s a lot more nobility in a sports metaphor than a day trading metaphor. Eventually, I stopped trading, because the house always wins.

“So today this song goes out to all the gamblers, betters, troubled souls, long-lost friends, and sad-sack day-traders who can’t face logging in.

"Right now, don’t login.”

Have a listen to 'Don't Check The Score' in the player below.

More News

Rustie unveils new track 'Attak', featuring Danny Brown

Almost exactly one month before the Scottish producer releases his second studio album, Rustie has now unveiled a new track from the forthcoming... 6 years 2 months ago

How To Dress Well streams bonus track 'Let U Know'

After Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well released his latest studio album 'What Is This Heart?' last month, the producer is now streaming the bonus... 6 years 2 months ago

Jessie Ware unveils new track 'Share It All'

While we still haven't had any word when her new album will be released, that hasn't stopped Jessie Ware from sharing portions of it with us recently... 6 years 2 months ago

Flying Lotus announces new album 'You're Dead'

Experimental producer Flying Lotus has unveiled details about his latest upcoming album, due out later this year. The new work, entitled 'You're... 6 years 2 months ago

The Warehouse Project announces new season line-ups

As one of the country's most heralded clubbing residencies, The Warehouse Project will return later this year and have already announced the line-ups... 6 years 2 months ago

SBTRKT announces new album 'Wonder Where We Land'

After three years since he released his brilliantly diverse self-titled debut album, SBTRKT will return later this year to deliver his second full... 6 years 2 months ago

Grimes unveils previously unreleased track

Following on from the release of her new single 'Go' earlier this year, Grimes has now uploaded a previously unreleased track she recorded in... 6 years 2 months ago

Jessie Ware shares new album artwork

After Jessie Ware unveiled the first single 'Tough Love' from her forthcoming album of the same name earlier this year, the singer/songwriter has now... 6 years 2 months ago

James Blake premieres new track on Radio 1

Mercury Prize winning producer James Blake joined Jamie xx, who was covering for Benji B on his Radio 1 show last night, to premiere a new track.... 6 years 2 months ago