The View Unveils New Musical Chapter with 'Exorcism of Youth' Album Release
The View, renowned for their livewire energy and songwriting prowess, have embarked on a thrilling new phase marked by recent singles including 'Woman of the Year', 'Shovel in His Hands', 'Neon Lights', and 'Feels Like'. These tracks, with their darker undertones and newfound maturity, have ignited fervent anticipation for the release of their album 'Exorcism of Youth', available now via Cooking Vinyl. The album's latest addition, the single 'Black Mirror', showcases the band's evolution with a captivating blend of softer vocals, evocative strings, and an Americana guitar twang from Pete Reilly.
Breaking away from conventional perceptions, 'Black Mirror' introduces captivating sonic elements that might suggest romance, but as Kyle Falconer explains, the song's tone is closer to revenge. Kyle elaborates, "‘Black Mirror’ isn’t a love song as it may appear on the surface, it’s an anti-hero escape into the consciousness of a person grappling with dark feelings in the early hours of a break-up. It’s schadenfreude, it’s about relishing in someone else’s misery when they have watched your demise."
Produced during sessions in Granada, Spain, 'Black Mirror' is part of the larger 'Exorcism of Youth' album, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Youth (known for work with The Verve, Jesus & Mary Chain, and The Charlatans).
The album is available in various physical formats, including a signed limited edition white vinyl, signed test pressings, and a bonus four-track CD. For fans seeking exclusivity, Assai Records offers a signed limited edition transparent blue Obi edition.
The View's triumphant return commenced with a series of sold-out shows in Glasgow, selling a staggering 10,000 tickets. Their journey continued with festival appearances, including a standout performance at TRNSMT. Their celebratory tour of 'Exorcism of Youth' will be commemorated with a series of near sold-out record store appearances, followed by an extensive UK tour beginning in November, culminating in two homecoming shows at Dundee’s Caird Hall.
In between, Kyle Falconer's captivating gig/theatre show 'No Love Songs' will return to Dundee Rep Theatre from August 31st to September 9th, offering an additional layer of artistic brilliance to their engaging repertoire.
Between the two runs, Kyle Falconer’s gig / theatre show ‘No Love Songs’ returns to Dundee Rep Theatre from August 31st to September 9th. Tickets are availableHERE.