“In Blue” Field Mouse

"In Blue" by Field Mouse is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'
Field Mouse photo by Katie Krulock

Field Mouse have shared their new single “In Blue.” The track is taken off their forthcoming release Meaning. The full-length is available is available on August 16th via Top Shelf Records. The band will be going on a run of dates with Summer Cannibals, starting August 15th in Philadelphia, PA.

Rachel Browne on “In Blue”

“This song is one of the most personal on the record, but it deals with bigger, more universal themes as well. It was essentially written for my sister Robin, with parts of it from her perspective and parts from mine. [Our last record] Episodic was largely written during and after her cancer diagnosis and treatment, but those songs dealt with my feelings and anxieties more than anything. Robin has been cancer free for three and a half years, and I wanted to really write a song for her, inviting her back into a place of calm in a world that can be beautiful. It recognizes the things that are out of our control but asks her (and all of us) to let go of the worry and focus on the things that bring us joy.”

On Meaning

“A lot has happened in the three years since our last record came out. While there is far too much to say about it all in one place, we wrote this album anyway. What are the broad strokes, you ask? It’s more or less about the end of the world and all of the ways that it seems to be happening, but also about making peace with former selves and growing as a person despite the feeling of global entropy. Also: strange internet versions of our friends and selves, bouts of insomnia and picking through the dreams that followed, the importance of forgiveness, and creating meaning in a world that increasingly feels like total chaos. What is the function of art in a place like this? Is anything we make going to last? I am not sure, but here are 11 songs looking for the answer. What I do know is that art connects us to each other and to our feelings and our selves. It is a liferaft, and I hope that we can all continue to put it into the world, appreciate it, and share it indefinitely.”

Field Mouse
Top Shelf Records

Heart of Gold
In Blue
Black Hole, Son
White Elephant
Apocalypse Whenever
Birthday Song
Plague No. 8
Blind Spot

Field Mouse
Live Dates

August 15, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
August 16, 2019 – Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
August 17, 2019 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
August 18, 2019 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong

All dates with Summer Cannibals: