Following The Murder Capital’s return at the end of July with their first new material since 2019, “Only Good Things”, today they share a dream-like video for the single directed by Hugh Mulhern (For Those I Love, Fontaines D.C.). The band will play further festivals across the EU/UK this summer. The John Congleton produced single follows the Irish band’s debut album, When I Have Fears.
The band also made their live return this year performing at Primavera Sound, VYV Festival and Solidays, as well as opening for Pearl Jam earlier this month at British Summer Time. The performances follow their largely sold-out tours in 2020, which saw them sell out their biggest headline show to date at London’s Electric Ballroom.
Speaking on the new single, front man James McGovern says,
“This track for us has been an exciting evolution for the band. It’s so bright. It’s so colorful. This is a part of the narrative of the overall record that we feel reaches a real place of inner calm, inner peace but at its core, it’s a love song. You get a song like this where, the protagonist in this song is quite simply asking – not pleading – just willing to ask their counterpart to rid them of their intrusive thoughts, the devils on their shoulders and to be truly vulnerable. We’re so excited to go to a place like this because perhaps it’s not what is expected of us. It stood out to me during the creation of this record that it is more about the friends that are still here and celebrating those connections, those relationships and being unafraid of life and it’s many seasons. Where ‘Only Good Things’ stands within the record is at a moment where the sonic and the lyrical narrative especially, are of newfound joy.”
The Murder Capital 2022 Live dates
17 August – Paredes De Coura Festival – Paredes De Coura, PT
19 August – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, DE
20 August – Pukkelpop – Hasselt, BE
21 August – Green Man Festival – Breacon Beacons, UK
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