Bombay Bicycle Club have released ‘Racing Stripes’, the third single from their upcoming new album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. The song is accompanied by a new video, which was shot in the Lofoten Islands of northern Norway. You can check the new clip out below.
The London group, who returned with their long-awaited comeback single, ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ in August and the title track from their fifth album in November, now release a sweeping lament featuring vocals from British folk artist Billie Marten.
‘Racing Stripes’ represented a real breakthrough for the band when it was created as it came at a time when frontman Jack Steadman was finding it difficult to write.
“It’s a good example of the emotional rollercoaster you go through,” he explains. “I was like, this is it, I can’t do this anymore, and then the next morning you’re like, ah, this is a really good song. The relief!”
Guitarist Jamie MacColl added: “‘Racing Stripes’ is the first song we’ve done where I feel you could have a lighter in the air and sing along to it.”
Largely written in Cornwall and recorded in the US alongside Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, War on Drugs), Bombay Bicycle Club’s Everything Else Has Gone Wrong is due to arrive on January 17, 2020, through Caroline International/Island Records.
Bombay Bicycle Club are hitting the road in support of the record next month, stopping off in Cambridge, Bournemouth, Leeds, Glasgow, Brighton, Manchester and more cities across the UK.
Bombay Bicycle Club play the following shows in 2020:
20th January – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
21st January – Academy, Bournemouth
23rd January – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
24th January – University SU Great Hall, Cardiff
25th January – Academy, Leeds
27th January – Academy, Newcastle
28th January – Barrowland, Glasgow
29th January – Barrowland, Glasgow
31st January – Academy, Birmingham
1st February – The Centre, Brighton
3rd February – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
4th February – O2 Academy, Sheffield
6th February – UEA, Norwich
7th February – Alexandra Palace, London
8th February – Alexandra Palace, London
10th February – Vicar Street, Dublin
11th February – Vicar Street, Dublin
12th February – Ulster Hall, Belfast.
Everything Else Has Gone Wrong is out on 17 January and can be bought here.