In the Post #123: Liam Finn announces new album ‘The Nihilist’ with track ‘Burn Up the Road’

By on Friday, 25th April 2014 at 12:00 pm
 

New Zealander-turned-New Yorker Liam Finn has just announced his second studio album, ‘The Nihilist’, with the online release of ‘Burn Up The Road,’ an anxiously energetic guitar-driven track inspired by late night bike rides through the streets of New York. The album itself was made during a series of late night recording sessions, and ‘Burn Up The Road’ certainly has that frenetic, restless feeling of insomnia about it. Its feverish momentum and slightly unsettling vocal delivery is tempered by contemplative lyrics such as, “It’s rough now but I need you girl / I’m miserable when on my own / Is it worth it if you’re mourning?”

Despite the wailing guitars and frenzied rhythms of its instrumental sections, “Burn Up the Road’ doesn’t completely abandon melody, especially on the vocal hook, “In this town of beautiful girls / I look at the menu and always eat at home”. The song’s inherent melodicism and foundational bass groove keep it from descending into a raucous wash of unintelligible noise. Instead, the strident guitar jams take on an agitated feeling of their own, an all-but-unhinged sense of frustrated self-examination to match the song’s nervously neurotic lyrics.

8/10

‘The Nihilist’ is due out on the 5th of May on Yep Roc Records. Watch a live video of ‘Burn Up the Road’ below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0yVSV2KkqU[/youtube]

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