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Junior Boys Detail First Album Since 2016, 'Waiting Game'
Christian Eede , August 25th, 2022 10:07

The album is inspired by lockdown walks spent listening to music by the likes of Jon Hassell and McCoy Tyner

Junior Boys have shared details of their sixth studio album, Waiting Game.

Due out in October, the nine-track record is Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus's first full-length effort since 2016's Big Black Coat. Work on the record, from which you can check out a video for lead cut 'Night Walk' above, begun in Greenspan's studio in early 2020, and the album takes in contributions from Colin Fisher and Bonjay frontwoman Alanna Stuart. Greenspan finished the album solo after spending weeks jamming with Didemus, and is said to have taken inspiration from long lockdown walks spent listening to music by artists such as Jon Hassell, John Martyn, Florian Schneider, McCoy Tyner, and Sly & The Family Stone.

Listening to those artists' music is said to have sparked some deeper thought in Greenspan about the role of volume in recording music. "A weird fact of the perception of sound is that you hear more accurately at lower levels of volume," he said in a press statement. "You can get into a space most intensely that way, and I realised that I wanted to make a pop record that lived in that space."

City Slang will release Waiting Game on October 28, 2022.