Nick Thorburn’s Islands are gearing up to release A Sleep & A Forgetting, their first album since September 2009’s excellent Vapours. And so far, we had only heard a slightly melancholy, albeit soaring, tune in “This is Not a Song.” Additionally, Thorburn admitted that the album is “far more personal than any I’ve made before” and that it “deals with loss, with memory and forgetting and with dreaming.”
Be that as it may, the second track off the album, “Hallways,” is nothing short of a fun-loving good time. It’s led by infectious hand claps and foot stomping along with some absolutely killer piano, which apparently is all over the album. These elements make for an undeniably addictive single that must be a blast in a live setting. Speaking of, peep Islands’ upcoming tour dates here.
You can stream “Hallways” below. A Sleep & A Forgetting is available Feb. 14 and you can pre-order it at the Anti- store.