Caribou – “Never Come Back”

Canadian producer Dan Snaith revived his long-running Caribou project late last year with the singles “Home” and “You And I.” Exactly one month from today, he’s releasing his first new album in five years, Suddenly, a loose concept album about family and the sudden moments of dramatic change that can shape it. And today, he’s sharing another new track from it, “Never Come Back,” which just premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World.

“‘Never Come Back’ was the first track from Suddenly that I finished. It came together very quickly and was one of those tracks that is a lot fun to make,” Snaith says. “As soon as I landed on the main synthesizer chords and the repeated refrain the rest came together very quickly and naturally. I felt like it was my job to get out of the way and not over complicate or over think it. Sometimes the best pleasures are the simple ones.”

Like many of the songs on Suddenly, “Never Come Back” coalesces around repeated samples, offering a mechanical counterpoint to Snaith’s warmly organic vocals as the track slowly builds itself up into a persistent house-music thump. Listen to “Never Come Back” and check out Caribou’s upcoming tour dates below.

03/16 Hamilton, ON @The Studio
03/17 Toronto, ON @ Danforth
03/18 Toronto, ON @ Danforth
03/19 Toronto, ON @ Danforth
03/20 Chicago, IL @ Riviera
03/21 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
03/22 Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
03/23 Montreal, QC @ M Telus
03/24 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/26 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (Early show)
03/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
03/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
03/30 Brighton, UK @ The Dome
04/01 Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
04/02 Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds
04/03 Manchester, UK @ O2 Victoria Warehouse
04/04 Glasgow, UK @ The Barrowlands
04/05 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
04/06 Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol
04/07 London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
04/11 Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
04/14 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
04/15 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
04/16 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
04/18 Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
04/21 Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit 36
04/23 Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
04/24 Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
04/25 Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
04/26 Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
04/7 Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
04/28 Cologne, DE @ E-werk
04/29 Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg / Ronda
04/30 Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique / Chapiteau – Botanique
05/01 Miami, FL @ III Points
05/02 Miami, FL @ III Points
05/23 London, UK @ All Points East
25 Jun – Rome, IT @ Roma Summer Fest
07/09 Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/10 Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive
07/11 Dublin, IE @ Iveagh Gardens
08/12 Vilnius, LT @ Botanical Garden
08/15 Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle / Caribou and Friends
08/16 Kiev, UA @ Art-Zavod Platforma

Suddenly is out 2/28 via Merge. Pre-order it here.

CREDIT: Thomas Neukum
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