Sløtface will release their new album Sorry for the Late Reply on January 31, via Nettwerk/Propeller Recordings. The band has recently been playing new songs in prisons across Norway, as part of a nationwide arts initiative. Songwriter and vocalist Haley Shea opens up about her experience being American living in Norway with American parents and touches on the personal effects of climate change, fearlessly feeling out her emotions – rage, confusion, vulnerability – on the current state of the world.
Shea describes the band’s new single “S.U.C.C.E.S.S.” as “a song about this idea of women or immigrants having to work extra hard to prove you’re good enough,” neously can’t quite shake its heritage. “It felt too simple to say “Fuck America” because that’s not how I feel,” she says.
Sorry for the Late Reply sees the first time the band have acted as co-producers, as they worked alongside Odd Martin Skålnes (Sigrid, Aurora) in creating their most accomplished body of work to date. The band will head out on a UK and European run with PUP this November, with US dates to come in 2020.
Sorry for the Late Reply
5. Tap the Pack
6. New Year, New Me
8. Crying in Amsterdam
9. Laugh At Funerals
11. Sorry for the Late Reply
12. Sink or Swim
13. Crying in Amsterdam (reprise)