Deaf Havana’s new album isn’t what you’re expecting from the previously rock focused five piece. Determined to go where their creative muse takes them, their new album ‘Rituals’ is an explosion of pop colour. Here, frontman James Veck-Gilodi tells us five things we need to know about the band’s brave new era.
“I definitely wanted it to be different, but I didn’t realise it would be this different. In terms of the production, I remember listening to that Justin Bieber record when it came out. Although it’s Justin Bieber, some of the sounds they’ve got on this record are insane. A lot of it was experimental; we just sort of tested how weird we could go before it became ridiculous.”
“A lot of the lyrics are about, although I’m not religious, what could be perceived as sin. Some of its semi-fictional, I’ve elaborated a bit, but the way I’ve treated people in the past was a big subject matter on this record. I like playing with the idea of them being sins and the record was like a confession.”
“I think people can dance to the record, which couldn’t be said of our previous stuff. I think that’s part of the reason I wanted to get it out in the summer as well, that’s something that we’ve never done. It’s always been winter records and misery. But even though the lyrics are miserable, some of the songs are quite upbeat, so I think it might be cool at festivals.”
Deaf Havana’s new album ‘Rituals’ is out on 3rd August via So Recordings.