Totnes, UK indie pop/indie rock band Pale Blue Eyes have aired their new single “Spaces” alongside an accompanying video.
This House was finished in the immediate aftermath of the death of vocalist and guitarist, Matt Boards’ mum. Matt explained: “It’s a more sombre and more ecstatic album, with an urgent desire to remember and enjoy every moment. We’ve dealt with loss throughout both albums, but this time there has been rebuilding – appreciating and relishing the things and people still here.”
“We wanted to turn a shitty situation into something positive,” says Lucy Board (drums/synth/production), “ so we put all our energy into making music that was fun to play live and perhaps open up a way out.” Matt concurs: “The album captures moments of elation and joy alongside the grave mood that eventually engulfed our home. During those tough times we played all over the UK and overseas, buoyed by the thrill of people listening to what we’d been working on… knowing two days later we’d be in a hospice saying our final goodbyes to Mum. The ultimate headfuckery.”
Watch the video for “Spaces” below, directed by Dylan Friese-Greene.
Photo credit: Sophie Jouvenaar