It’s been two years since psych outfit Temples released their acclaimed debut album Sun Structures. The group have revealed that they’ll be releasing their much-anticipated sophomore album in early 2017 via Heavenly Recordings, and to whet the appetite for their new material they’ve shared a brand new track, ‘Certainty.’ It’s a poppy number with soaring synths and squelchy bass that might be one of the catchiest things the band have produced to date.
Frontman James Bagshaw said of the track: “When writing the melody for ‘Certainty,’ I wanted to create something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist. Producing the song was as much about layering as it was about sparseness — the verses needed to reveal the thumping motion of the bass and the reflective lyrics, and the melody had to be paired with the right ambience. The chorus was approached in an opposite way, layer after layer, thickening the sound. There’s a blend between moog bass, and actual bass, and the song switches between synthetic and analogue sounds throughout. The guitar mirrors the synth, and visa versa.” Listen below.
In addition, the band are playing a one-off show at London’s Oslo on 6th October. Tickets are on sale from today.