Art pop legends the Mommyheads have released their aching new single, “Out From Under The Glass.” The video features front-to-back RotoScope animation and is streaming now on the band’s official YouTube following its exclusive premiere with Atwood Magazine
. “Out From Under The Glass” heralds the Mommyheads’ new album New Kings of Pop, due out on August 28, 2020 via Fan Records and Mommyhead Music.
“Out From Under The Glass” is an open letter to modern struggles, exploring the impact of technology, isolation and distractions on people’s psyche. “The song speaks to my own struggles as a parent as I witness my children slip into the highly addictive virtual-world,” says the Mommyheads’ Adam Elk. “Collaborating with my family on this project, as well as the 5,000 hand-drawn RotoScoping frames, proved therapeutic. I hope this video inspires families to be creative and make art together during these trying times.”
New Kings of Pop marks the Mommyheads’ third release in the span of two years, following 2019’s critically acclaimed Future You. Despite its progressive heights, the album has a decidedly acoustic heart, rendering it a unique entry in the group’s canon. Where previous releases saw the Mommyheads dabbling with harder, funkier electrics and synth textures, the new album boasts an earthen, open sheen.
Songs like “Greta Thunberg,” “Take Me as I Am,” and “Flame to the Moth,” burn with a cohesive conviction — this is music about connection in a climate where standard forms of communication have begun to alienate. They deconstruct societal preconceptions about who and what has the power and wisdom to guide us in times of peril while working in multi-layered pop vocals, horn-laden riffs, and prog infused tracks. While the Mommyheads are having plenty of fun, the sentiment remains tangible and heartfelt.
The acoustic core coincides with a recurring sentiment; one of feeling genuinely lost on planet Earth despite having spent years on it. The lyrics serve as less of a call-to-action in troubled times and more as a compassionate acknowledgment of our collective cry for stability, clarity, and new beacons of reason to look up to. New Kings Of Pop further solidifies the Mommyheads as a singular force in independent pop music.
NEW KINGS OF POP
Release Date: August 28, 2020