London indie rock band King Nun have aired their new single “But We Live On The Beach“, taken from their sophomore album ‘Lamb‘, set to arrive on September 29 via Marshall Records.
Produced by the band’s very own Caius Stockley-Young, Lamb sees the quintet take us on a journey that embraces vulnerability and also authenticity. With a poignant blend of introspection and raw emotion, this is a collection of vibrant, hook-laden tracks that delves deep into the human experience; with a healthy dose of existentialism, confronting one’s terror, as well as social and emotional threats and anxieties head-on.
Speaking on their new album, vocalist and enigmatic frontman Theo Polyzoides comments:
LAMB is about vulnerability. It’s about being true to yourself. It’s about retaining the part of you that is naive and optimistic and trusting, in the face of a world that will turn you into a fucking android if you give it even an inch.
So, LAMB is a metaphor for that Achilles heel, the part of you that is susceptible to trauma, emotional pain… all of these things, that’s the thing that rises to the occasion and is the most beautiful part of us… I think that, actually, if we all just tried to retain a bit of humanity, we’d probably make a better future.
Through its evocative melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and fearless exploration of the human psyche, this album stands as a testament to the power of vulnerability, positivity and the enduring strength found within each of us.
Of the new single Theo shares:
“In direct contrast to how bright and optimistic the song sounds, lyrically, this is one of our bleakest songs. It’s about being surrounded by friends who are all developing substance issues, when you come home to a 24/7 rager that goes on for weeks on end. In this song ‘the beach’ is an analogy for a party, the chorus is a desperate plea which is to say; “No, I don’t want any part of this, we LIVE on the beach, this isn’t a holiday anymore, it’s become habit, the novelty is gone and it’s getting scary now.”
Pre-order Lamb here and watch the video for “But We Live On The Beach” below.
- Golden Age
- Do You Know Where You Are?
- Sinking Feeling
- One Time Alarm
- In Vains
- I Must Be Struck By Lightning To Fly
- But We Live On The Beach
King Nun is Theo Polyzoides (vocals/guitar), James Upton (guitar), Nathan Gane (bass), Caius Stockley-Young (drums), Ethan Stockley-Young (bass VI/ percussion)