Today Spring King share ‘The Hum’, their new single from their forthcoming album A Better Life. Taking the bands trademark choruses to the next level, ‘The Hum’ is a raucous chant-along roar of fight-for-your life invincibility.
Of the track, Spring King’s James Green says: “”The Hum’ is a song about returning to old haunts and old memories, and attempting to relive those visceral experiences and emotions, whilst realising that you’ve allowed yourself to slip into a life that wasn’t necessarily what you’d planned. It also came to encompass all the broader themes that the album touches on – self-reflection, overcoming adversity and negativity, and a constant striving for something better.”
A Better Life is released August 31 via Island Records. A stunning evolution from their 2016 debut, Tell Me If You Like To, the new album is a primal, joyous demand for no less than a better world. A Better Life finds the Manchester four-piece fully collaborating; the result is an astounding volcanic flare of musical energy, born of an equally collective confidence from Tarek and his bandmates Pete Darlington (guitar), Andy Morton (guitar) and James Green (bass).
A Better Life is produced once again by Tarek, who won the Self-Producing Artist of the Year at the Music Producer’s Guild Awards 2017 for his work on Spring King’s debut Tell Me If You Like To. Musically, however, A Better Life is a triumphant advancement of their previous material and the sound of the band truly understanding their own power.
Spring King recently their biggest ever UK tour for this September – culminating in shows at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town and Manchester’s O2 Ritz. This weekend they play Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival and will also make appearances at RiZe and Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Spring King festival dates
22nd July Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
18th August RiZe Festival, Cheltenham
25th August Reading Festival, Reading
26th August Leeds Festival, Bramham Park
1st September Bingley Music Live, Bingley
Headline tour dates
19th September St Lukes, Glasgow
20th September The Cluny, Newcastle
21st September Plug 2, Sheffield
22nd September O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
25th September Thekla, Bristol
26th September Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
27th September O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
28th September O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
29th September O2 Ritz, Manchester