Nashville’s Los Colognes have announced a new LP out later this year entitled The Wave,
and today we’re premiering the album’s splendid lead single. “Flying Apart” is textural beach-pop, bearing little by way of the Americana prevalent on their last album, 2015’s colorful Dos. Instead the song amplifies the pop-oriented elements of the band’s multifaceted sound, specifically a fondness for ’80s new wave that was only barely traceable prior. Between booming snare and sustained high notes, Los Colognes pack in hazy guitar solos and tropical keyboards that interlock into a tight groove. Here’s the band sharing some insight on their songwriting:
“Flying Apart” is the second track on our new album, The Wave, and it introduces the concept of a monumental, epochal deluge that destroys civilization and scatters humanity, a keystone idea that ties the album together. We wanted the tempo and groove to fit the movement in the lyrics, a combination of frantic chaos and resigned helplessness. We think “Flying Apart” is a great stand-alone primer for what’s to come, and we’re excited for people to take the ride and get the full experience once the album drops in May.
You can take that ride below.
02/25 Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
03/16 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall *
03/17 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall *
03/18 Columbia, SC @ St Pat’s @ 5 Points *
03/23 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater *
03/24 St. Petersburg (Tampa), FL @ Jannus Live *
04/1 New Orleans, LA @ Hogs for the Cause Festival
05/20 Richmond, VA @ Dominion RiverRock Festival
05/29 George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
08/24-08/27 Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
*with St Paul & The Broken Bones
The Wave is out on 5/12 via Big Deal Media/Thirty Tigers.