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WATCH: New Desperate Journalist Vid
Patrick Clarke , January 27th, 2017 13:51

The London foursome's new clip premieres with tQ below

North London's Desperate Journalist have revealed their new video for 'Resolution', taken from their upcoming sophomore LP Grow Up, which is released by Fierce Panda on 24th March.

The understated, monochrome clip is premiering with tQ above, with the band also set to headline a show at London's Scala on 6th April as part of a lengthy European tour.

Of the new album, singer Jo Bevan said: "The album is, in fact, about growing up - the title came about as half a joke based on the strong emotions therein but it fits thematically due to the fact that each song is about figuring out what being an adult is supposed to mean. The cover image is a photo of me at the start of my (ongoing) phase of teenage angst so it seemed appropriate.

"I'm still not 100% sure what I'm supposed to be doing with myself now I'm over the age when it's considered excusable to be an emotional romantic nightmare and all the songs are borne of that anxiety. I don't have a LiveJournal any more so here's my heart and brain broadcasting live to anyone who'd care to listen.

"Musically we also wanted this to be a progression from our first record, which hopefully comes across. There's a lot more atmosphere on this album. We were thinking about arrangements and structures in a more (ugh) mature way this time round having figured a lot of stuff out via writing and recording the songs from our debut and then the EP. We're so proud of it and it's resulted in something we really feel is both more powerful and more refined. We're now a well-oiled cathartic tunes machine. Or something."

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