Middle Kids announce new album, 'Today We're The Greatest'; share new video for "Questions"

Middle Kids announce new album, 'Today We're The Greatest'; share new video for "Questions"

Middle Kids today announced their boldly titled second album, Today We’re The Greatest, a vivid collection of courageous, personal and rattling songs.

Today We’re The Greatest is the Sydney-based rock trio’s follow up to their award winning debut album Lost Friends (2018), a record which earned support slots with The War on Drugs, Local Natives and Cold War Kids as well as performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late, Late Show with James Corden, Conan, Busy Tonight and CBS This Morning.

Moving away from lyrics of a more conceptual nature, Today We’re The Greatest is the uninhibited product of fearless collaboration. Showing a new vulnerability, lead singer and songwriter Hannah Joy pulled directly from her own experiences and broke down barriers she had previously set for herself. About the new record, she said: “I want to make music that loves its listener. Music that makes people feel seen, seen in the tiny little places that hide away in their hearts. I want people to hear our music and feel a sense of love. And when I say love, it can be challenging, intense and tough. But it’s in the guts.”

The band (comprised of Hannah Joy, multi-instrumentalist Tim Fitz and drummer Harry Day) recorded the album in Los Angeles with producer Lars Stalfors (St.Vincent, Soccer Mummy, Purity Ring). Today We’re The Greatest will be released March 19, 2021 via Domino. You can pre-order it HERE.

To celebrate the announcement, Middle Kids have today shared their monumental new single “Questions.” Following on from last year’s “R U 4 Me?,Questions” is a charged 3-minute odyssey which sees Joy struggle poetically with concepts of honesty and intimacy over an explosive rhythm section and a stunningly orchestrated brass-filled climax. It also comes accompanied by a magical and chaotic one-shot video directed by the band’s cinematic collaborator W.A.M Bleakley.

Watch the video for "Questions" below.


As Joy explains, “Questions” is about the fallacies of intimate relationships; “I used to drink a lot and most of my previous relationships revolved around this. I don’t think I ever really knew them or they me as a result. ‘Questions’ is about people being around each other but not being close. People who are in intimate relationships can stop asking questions of each other because they are uncomfortable and confusing.”

Watch the video for "R U 4 ME?" below.


Praise for Middle Kids:
Heartfelt, clever ruminations at the intersection of indie rock and alt-country” - ROLLING STONE
"The Australian trio’s debut album deals in radiant, anthemic indie rock, balancing doubt-ridden lyrics with clear-eyed execution." - PITCHFORK
How does a band get this good, this quickly?” - BILLBOARD
“Timeless songs that sound like immediate classics... Lost Friends is a treat” - NME (Best Debut Album of 2018)

Middle Kids Today We’re The Greatest

Album | 19th March 2021

Today We’re The Greatest, the Sydney-based rock trio’s follow up to their debut album Lost Friends, is an astonishing collection of 12 songs that are deeply personal, courageous, and rattling.

Tracklisting

  • 1Bad Neighbours
  • 2Cellophane (Brain)
  • 3R U 4 Me?
  • 4Questions
  • 5Lost In Los Angeles
  • 6Golden Star
  • 7Summer Hill
  • 8Some People Stay In Our Hearts Forever
  • 9Run With You
  • 10I Don’t Care
  • 11Stacking Chairs
  • 12Today We’re The Greatest

Middle Kids Today We’re The Greatest

Album | 19th March 2021

Today We’re The Greatest, the Sydney-based rock trio’s follow up to their debut album Lost Friends, is an astonishing collection of 12 songs that are deeply personal, courageous, and rattling.

Tracklisting

  • 1Bad Neighbours
  • 2Cellophane (Brain)
  • 3R U 4 Me?
  • 4Questions
  • 5Lost In Los Angeles
  • 6Golden Star
  • 7Summer Hill
  • 8Some People Stay In Our Hearts Forever
  • 9Run With You
  • 10I Don’t Care
  • 11Stacking Chairs
  • 12Today We’re The Greatest
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