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Listen To Mystery Jets’ New Song, ‘History Has Its Eyes On You’

The rousing new track arrives ahead of the band’s new album, ‘A Billion Heartbeats’, which is out on 27 September.

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Ahead of the release of their sixth album A Billion Heartbeats later this month, Mystery Jets have shared a new song, ‘History Has Its Eyes On You’, a rousing track calling for people to “be who you needed when you were younger”. You can check the song out below.

“The inspiration for ‘History Has Its Eyes On You’ came from the Women’s March in January 2017,” Mystery Jets frontman Blaine Harrison explains. “At the time I was away on a writing trip in Iceland, staying in a remote fishing village which was very cut off from civilisation. One afternoon I was out hiking and when I found some phone signal, I saw all these pictures my friends were sharing from the march, not just in the UK but all over the world-it was the largest single-day march in US history.

“I felt very emotional and suddenly had this strong sense of the need to return home and be present, to show up. The messages on the placards permeated the lyrics [to ‘History…’] – they were some of the funniest and saddest things I had ever read, many of them written by young girls. What I saw compelled me to try and communicate how important female role models had been not only in my life growing up, but in cultural spaces throughout history.”

As uDiscover Music previously reported, A Billion Heartbeats is set for release through Caroline International on 27 September.  About the record’s content, Blaine Harrison said: This album wasn’t about making pointed opinions, it was about being a mirror for what’s going on, reflecting back the way people are feeling.”

In support of A Billion Heartbeats, Mystery Jets play the following UK dates:

November 05 – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
November 06 – The Mill, Birmingham
November 07 – Waterfront, Norwich
November 09 – 2Q Festival, Lincoln
November 10 – The Riverside, Newcastle
November 11 – The Caves, Edinburgh
November 12 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
November 14 – Academy 2, Manchester
November 15 – The Wardrobe, Leeds
November 16 – The Welly, Hull
November 18 – Concorde 2, Brighton
November 19 – Bristol Trinity, Bristol
November 20 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

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