shame share ‘Snow Day’, the latest track to be taken from their long-anticipated new album Drunk Tank Pink – out 15th January 2021 via Dead Oceans. ‘Snow Day’ follows previously released singles ‘Alphabet’ and ‘Water in the Well’.
Alongside, the band have shared a visualiser featuring drone footage shot in the Scottish Borders, where the band wrote Drunk Tank Pink. The band have also announced a live broadcast from Rough Trade which will go out on 14th Jan 2021, as well as a one-off live ‘shamestation’ airing today at 4pm on the band’s YouTube channel which will include some special guests.
The rolling, snow-covered hills make a befitting backdrop for the atmospheric build of ‘Snow Day’, with frontman Charlie Steen’s sombre and introspective opening words soon making way for the storming twists and turns that arrive throughout.
The song is a standout on the record – carried by the rhythmic, unrelenting drumming from Charlie Forbes, with chiming guitars which dictate the mood changes and push and pull the song into different directions. Steen’s lyrics dovetail with the music all the while; from its reflective opening to the snarl of its highest points. Undoubtedly it’s the band’s most musically ambitious release to date; a symphony in a song.
On the track, Charlie Steen explains:
“A lot of this album focuses on the subconscious and dreams, this song being the pivotal moment of these themes. A song about love that is lost and the comfort and displeasure that comes after you close your eyes, fall into sleep, and are forced to confront yourself.”