Peter Bjorn And John – “Breakin’ Point” (Stereogum Premiere)

Chris DeVille | March 24, 2016 - 1:59 pm

Peter Bjorn And John whistled their way into our lives a decade ago with “Young Folks,” and on the title track from the Swedish trio’s upcoming Breakin’ Point, they’re whistling once again. But the album’s second single (following “What You Talking About?“) is not a “Young Folks” soundalike. Boom-bap drums, symphonic strings, and piano plinks provide a churning midtempo foundation for Peter Morén’s soaring tenor. These guys sound like they’re ready for a proper comeback. Listen below.

Here’s some background on the song from Morén:

It’s about waiting for new things coming ahead that will leave the past in the dust or at least make it look very different. About mental and physical adjustment. About kids becoming parents and maybe about growing up. About perspective, balance and seeing things for what they might actually be and not blown up to grotesque proportions. It features great production from Emile Haynie and whistling (may seem like bigger news than it is, hey its only whistling) and its the title track from our new album and we’re very proud of it!

And here’s the new album cover:

Peter Bjorn And John - Breakin' Point

Breakin’ Point is out 6/10 on INGRID.

Peter Bjorn And John
CREDIT: Johan Bergmark