On the eve of their forthcoming (seventh) album Visuals, out on Friday 28 April, Danish trio Mew are pleased to share their track, ‘Twist Quest’.
The video sees lead singer Jonas Bjerre assume the role of creative director, whilst also coordinating visuals for the band’s forthcoming live shows across the UK and Europe.
Watch the video for ‘Twist Quest’ here
Mew’s ‘80s tinged pop euphoria reigns supreme on Visuals, exemplified by ‘Twist Quest’s dreamy vocals and flourishes of saxophone. As Bjerre explains;
“This song took shape during a long jam session, like we hadn’t done in a long time. It’s a joyful song with dark lyrics. I guess the song is about being confused, and unable to keep your mind still from all the stuff that floats around it. The expectations we put on ourselves. But also there’s a sense of celebration in it.”
Visuals marks the band’s return to the fray following a relatively short break (for them) since 2015’s + –. Having whetted the appetite by sharing the album closer ‘Carry Me To Safety’, Mew unveiled their first single (and the predecessor to ‘Twist Quest’), ‘85 Videos’, inhabiting their own dream-pop landscape of pop sensibilities enveloped in swathes of ‘80s influenced synths. Indeed, 20 years into their career, Visuals sees the band retain the irrepressible ebullience of a band working on their debut album.
VISUALS IS OUT 28 APRIL 2017