After delivering their incredibly well-received studio album 'In Mind' back in 2017, Real Estate are now back to announce the details behind their next full-length release.
The new record 'The Main Thing' is previewed by the new lead single 'Paper Cup' ft. Sylvan Esso, and is set to be released on the 28th February via Domino Recordings.
Speaking about their latest offering, the band's Martin Courtney said, “'Paper Cup' is a song about getting older and realizing that this thing that I fell into doing over ten years ago - being a musician, writing songs, being a guy in a band - this may end up being my life’s work. Watching the people around me change and evolve, take on new challenges, and feeling sort of stuck in a rut, in a way. Feeling uncertain of the validity of being an artist in an age of climate change and general political and social unrest around the world.
"It’s a song about questioning your chosen path in life and searching for meaning in what you do. Those questions don’t really get resolved in this song, but ironically, the process of making this record - really diving deep and trying to make it the best thing we’ve ever made - reaffirmed in me, and I think in all of us in this band, why we are doing this.”
Check out the new Nick Roney-directed video for 'Paper Cup' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.
'The Main Thing' Tracklist:
2. Paper Cup (feat. Sylvan Esso)
6. Falling Down
7. Also A But
8. The Main Thing
9. Shallow Sun
11. Silent World