The Shins Share A New Song From Their Upcoming Album ‘Heartworms’
The Shins have announced their fifth studio album, ‘Heartworms’, which will be released on March 10th via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records, and they have already shared a song, ‘Name For You’, a very upbeat and Shins-esque tune with James Mercer’s famous falsetto. The playful hook in the chorus is sure to please all the fans who are still in love with their famous harmonies, whereas the album was inspired, in part, ‘by growing older and parenthood’ and the song is ‘a hopeful ode of empowerment to Mercer’s daughters’, according to NPR. James Mercer certainly takes his time, his last album ‘Port of Morrow’ was released in 2012, so may be this is a reason why I expect a lot, however I failed to feel this-song-will-change-your-life magic. It’s a cute one but the problem with the Shins is that they have a catalogue of such great songs that the expectations are high.
This album should have been released earlier, but they postponed the release to angle for a better Coachella placement, but the funny thing is that they ended up not playing the festival at all. And may be this is why there is no date in LA during their upcoming 2017 tour!
Full track listing for Heartworms:
Name For You
Painting A Hole
Half A Million
So Now What
You can preorder the album here
UK and Europe fans: Order before 5pm on Tuesday, Jan 10 for access to the tour pre-sale which launches at 9am, Wednesday, Jan 11. General on-sale – 10am Friday, Jan 13.
US fans: The fan pre-sale starts on Monday, Jan 9 at 10am local. Get tickets before everyone else using the passcode HEARTWORMS. General on-sale – 10am Friday, Jan 13.
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