All We Are announce third album 'Providence' & share new video "Not Your Man"

All We Are announce third album 'Providence' & share new video "Not Your Man"

Today, All We Are—the Liverpool-based trio comprised of Ireland’s Richard O’Flynn (drums), Norway’s Guro Gikling (bass) and Brazil’s Luis Santos (guitar)—are pleased to announce their third album, Providence, set for release on August 14, 2020 via Double Six.

Their most euphoric and propulsive work to date, Providence is an album celebrating love, loss, sex, friendship and dance, underpinned by a warmth that runs through everything All We Are do. It follows the band’s 2015 self-titled debut of sublime late-night grooves, and 2017's Sunny Hills, their psychedelia, krautrock, and post-punk-informed tour-de-force. On Providence, the band shapeshift once again.

“The celebration of the positive things was our focal point with this record,” says Rich. “We could never have known what sort of world we’d be releasing this record into but our goal was always to try to bring people joy amongst the sorrow”.

The announcement comes alongside a glimmering new single and video “Not Your Man”. Having previously shared the sensual, Prince-inspired “L Is For Lose”, and the tropical-tinged “Bad Advice”, on “Not Your Man”, amidst pulsating bass and bouncing synths, the three-piece sing the refrain, “Like a pina colada, you’re not going to waste me,” charming us into their technicolor world of expansive pop. Watch below.



All We Are describe the track, “If 'Not Your Man' wasn’t a song, it’d be your holiday romance: sticky, sexy, hot and you’re not going to waste it.”

Video director Moon, who also directed the Bad Advice video, adds, “We managed to pull off a full on socially isolated lockdown shoot right in the middle of the pandemic. It was a lot of fun but both odd and unique, as there was only one person in the building at a time and because directing via the computer brings its own challenges. You have to have this whole different level of energy to keep everyone’s spirits up, and you run into the issues that become difficult to solve without any crew. All in all a fantastic shoot and I’m chuffed with what we managed to achieve despite the circumstances. The band did a great job, as always.”

Having exorcised some of their collective demons about the world on Sunny Hills, All We Are took a different approach for their new record: for the first time, they took time off from each other to work on other projects. “This break was much needed,” explains Luis. “Playing music outside of the band actually brought us together, helping us focus on what we do.” They came back to All We Are with a new, joyful lease of life that wound itself into the music.

Providence was recorded in Liverpool in a retired school building, which Rich is the property guardian of; this building was integral to the trio’s process, giving them both space and time to go at their own pace. Where its predecessor had been clouded by anxieties, manifesting in drone-indebted guitars and a dark heaviness, Providence lands with a lighter touch, and a clearer, more focused pop sound, aided by working with producer Dave McCracken (Beyoncé, Depeche Mode, Ian Brown of The Stone Roses).

A cascade of color and hooks, funky basslines, and electric rhythms meant to soothe your worries and make you move—Providence’s driving force is the power of music to heal, offering a respite from the gloom. It is available to pre-order now on Dom Mart exclusive blue colored vinyl (with fold out poster), deluxe blue colored vinyl, standard vinyl, CD, and digital download.

All We Are Providence

Album | 14th August 2020

Providence is All We Are’s most euphoric and propulsive work to date, underpinned with a warmth that runs through everything the Liverpool-based trio do. With Providence, All We Are have created an album celebrating the universal virtues of love, loss, sex, friendship and dance. “The celebration of the positive things was our focal point with this record”, says Rich, “We could never have known what sort of world we’d be releasing this record into but our goal was always to try to bring people joy amongst the sorrow”.

Tracklisting

  • 1Providence
  • 2Heart of Mine
  • 3Not Your Man
  • 4L Is for Lose
  • 5Beauty in Loss
  • 6When You Cry
  • 7How You Get Me
  • 8Elegy
  • 9Bad Advice
  • 10Deliver It

All We Are Providence

Album | 14th August 2020

Providence is All We Are’s most euphoric and propulsive work to date, underpinned with a warmth that runs through everything the Liverpool-based trio do. With Providence, All We Are have created an album celebrating the universal virtues of love, loss, sex, friendship and dance. “The celebration of the positive things was our focal point with this record”, says Rich, “We could never have known what sort of world we’d be releasing this record into but our goal was always to try to bring people joy amongst the sorrow”.

Tracklisting

  • 1Providence
  • 2Heart of Mine
  • 3Not Your Man
  • 4L Is for Lose
  • 5Beauty in Loss
  • 6When You Cry
  • 7How You Get Me
  • 8Elegy
  • 9Bad Advice
  • 10Deliver It
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