Only Sun have today announced their debut album Tangled Mind, out April 2021 via Close Up // Modern Sky.
Tangled Mind has been a long time coming for the High Wycombe quartet, who emerged onto the scene in 2017 with a string of acclaimed sold out shows and buzz in the capital, building a palpable sense of familiarity yet pioneering intrigue that travels seamlessly into their sound.
Sonically drawing on classic indie foundations but putting their own definitive spin on things, the four piece craft affecting, emotive cuts built for festival singalongs.
Speaking about the album, Only Sun said: “Tangled mind is an album built around the concept of mental wellbeing. Written over the course of a pretty eclectic year of our mental health, it tracks the subject through swings of dark paranoia and self doubt, through to pure bliss, hope and trust.
Originally, the album was to be ordered from darker concepts through to light, however it was later decided that to replicate the human mind accurately the concepts should be random and unpredictable. For there is no happiness without a lack thereof, no confidence without vulnerability, and no trust, without paranoia.
Individually, the songs represent a snapshot of real life and propose an honest account of the effects that this has on a confused, flawed mind. Together, the songs merge to form the beautiful yet flawed bouquet of a tangled mind.
To coincide with the album announcement, Only Sun have shared new single ‘Extraordinary’, out today. An instant anthem and a soundtrack for the summer that never was, it’s the perfect insight into what fans can expect from the record, and why 2021 is going to be so huge for the band.
Speaking about ‘Extraordinary’, Only Sun said: “Everyone’s got that friend that has seen you at your worst. That friend who’s watched you plummet into scenes of regret on nights out and at times, dived right in with you. They’ve dragged you kicking and screaming into a taxi, home before things got criminal. They’ve taken the cursory abuse and still stuck by your side. Everyone’s got that friend right? Maybe we’re just awful humans clinging together like a tangled mess of duct tape in a world of perfect beings. To others they are an obnoxious mess but to you they are extraordinary.”
Only Sun’s debut album Tangled Mind will be released April 2021.