Circa Waves release new track and self shot video for ‘Move to San Francisco’ ahead of the release of the ‘Happy’ side of their fourth studio album ‘Sad Happy’ which will be available on all streaming platforms on 10th January.
Inspired by how quickly pop and hip-hop move in today’s streaming age, the Friday release of the ‘Happy’ side of Circa Waves’ new album distils the band’s sound into its purest form whilst pushing forward into a more expansive and mature space.
It’s a moving, energising and timelessly melodic record and incisive in its portrait of modern life. The heart and soul of the record lies in its hymns of fading relationships, self-deprecation and anxieties of modern day.
Discussing new track ‘Move to San Francisco’, Kieran says: “Inspired by the Beatles favourite instrument the Mellotron San Francisco was written in a quick burst. it’s about escapism, pessimism and Bruce Springsteen. In the spirit of DIY we decided to film the video ourselves and let joe edit the shit out of it. We walked to the highest point in San Fran, went to the lowest dive bars and even filmed a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge. What the video lacks in camera prowess it makes up for in idiotic charm.”
Lead single ‘Jacqueline’ was released at the end of last year, an infectious, Soweto flavoured groove that explores the theme of single motherhood in modern Britain. Fans will find songs like the anthemic ‘Move to San Francisco’ and ‘Be Your Drug’ just the kind of guitar-led sunshine pop rock they fell in love with five years ago.
‘Happy’ was written and produced in full by Kieran Shudall, and mixed by Grammy winners Dan Grech-Marguerat and Matt Wiggins.
Circa Waves are Kieran Shudall, Joe Falconer, Sam Rourke, and Colin Jones.
2. Be Your Drug
3. Move to San Francisco
4. Wasted On You
5. The Things We Knew Last Night
6. Call Your Name
7. Love You More
Watch the video for ‘Move to San Francisco’ shot and directed by the band here: