NEWS: Crystal Fighters share ‘Love x3’ video and announce details of upcoming album
Crystal Fighters, the Basque inspired alt band have just announced details of their 5th album, LIGHT + as well as a comprehensive European Tour in February 2024. Released via [PIAS] on Friday 3rd November 2023, the band have just shared ‘Love x3’, the latest track to be taken from the album. Melding traditional Basque instruments with searing electronics and soaring hooks, LIGHT+ is a celebration of life and the light in each one of us that shines bright in the darkness.
Talking about latest track, ‘Love x3’, Sebastian from the band said, “It’s asking for us to experience love as a collective. It’s what can sustain us, and heal us as a society,” he says. “We’re all in need of real connection. And we need music that speaks to us as individuals, as people who are fallible, and need help. Sometimes life can be a very tough place to be. Music can really help people open up.“
The album, LIGHT+, sees the band’s return to the sound that their global fanbase knows and loves – packed full of songs that look set to become firm festival classics in the years to come.
Listen to their latest track here:
Cast to various corners of the globe with the onset of the pandemic – singer Seb to the Caribbean coast of Colombia, co-writer Gilbert Vierich remained in the UK, while band mate Graham Dickson saw through these world-changing events from his new home in the United States – the band managed to remain connected online. Although the world slowed down their creativity increased. “We were writing purely for us,” the singer points out.
When they finally were able to return to their base in the UK in the summer of 2021, Crystal Fighters were primed and ready to go. It was as if a fire had been lit inside them, resulting in song after song. Around 60 tracks were demoed – more than some bands write in their entire career – before the group entered the studio. The idea was simple: to give fans a fresh definition of Crystal Fighters by returning to their core values. As a result, LIGHT+ is packed with ideas – from rave workouts to tropical pop, from hints of cumbia to delicious pop melodies. “We wanted to get to the roots of who we are, and how we felt when we were first coming up,” the singer points out. “When we only wanted to make music for ourselves, and to make people dance at our shows.”
Right now, Crystal Fighters are living their lives in a ‘tranquilo’ fashion (a carefree expression common across the Spanish-speaking world – put simply, it means ‘all good’). Each moment counts, and they take life for what it is. “It taught us the value of collaboration,” he says. “The time we spent apart mellowed us all out, in a certain way. We’re happier than ever, and we want to use our platform to deliver our message to the greatest number of people that we can. As the album says, more light. More positivity, more clarity. We all need more hope in our lives.”
Crystal Fighters are like a burst of light in the darkness – soon the sun will be coming up, and the party can begin. Pre-order the album HERE
The band have announced a headline tour of the UK and EU in early 2024, their first headline shows since 2019. They bring their spectacular live show, with a full cast of musicians and stunning production.. The tour promises to be a celebration of pure unbridled joy:
06. – LAV : Lisboa ao Vivo – LISBON 07. – Hard Club – PORTO 09.– Escario Santander – SANTANDER 10 – Sala Anden 56 – BURGOS, ES 12– Sala Custom – SEVILLE 14– Kursaal Auditorioa – SAN SEBASTIAN 15 – Wiznik Center – MADRID 16– Razzmatazz 1 – BARCELONA 18 – Ancienne Belgique – BRUSSELS 19.– Paradiso – AMSTERDAM 20– Kantine – COLOGNE 22 – Columbia Theater – BERLIN 23– Progresja – WARSAW 24– Palac Akropolis – PRAGUE 26– Arena Wien – VIENNA 28 – La Trabendo – PARIS 06.03.24 – New Century Hall – MANCHESTER
MARCH 08 – HERE at Outernet – LONDON
Fans can access tickets before general sale by pre-ordering a signed copy of LIGHT+ or signing up HERE. Presale starts 26th September at 10am BST . General Sale begins at 10am BST 29th September
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