Real Estate are releasing a new album next month, In Mind, which they announced last week with lead single “Darling.” Bandleader Martin Courtney recently sat down for an interview with NPR, and host Bob Boilen played a bit of a 7-minute-long song that’s featured on the album called “Two Arrows.” The two of them break down the song in detail, and liken it to the Beatles’ work on Abbey Road. “Two Arrows” starts off around the 15-minute mark in the interview below, and read a bit of the transcript from the interview below.
We’re always trying to recreate The Beatles, especially Abbey Road. I look at us as an album band, so we just thought it’d be kind of funny if we make that much of a reference to them. We even chopped the song off — it just stops cold. We just thought it’d be funny. That album is an archetype to me, especially side B. It represents some kind of ideal to me of what I’m always trying to make — not that we’re putting together medleys or anything like that. But just a perfect album, even though it has its flaws. That, and the fact that my two-year old daughter became obsessed with it, so I had to listen to it a lot. So I took a lot of cues from that, either subconsciously or not.
In Mind is out 3/17 via Domino.