“I Want To Feel It All” is the group’s first new material since January’s “Through The Smoke“, which featured on The Ultimate Playlist of Noise film soundtrack.
The new single is also the first outing from The Districts‘ fifth album, and is accompanied by a video directed by The Districts and Frank Apollonio.
Vocalist and guitarist Rob Grote says of the single, “”I Want To Feel It All” is about feeling everything possible all at once, and emotional fireworks and loving the universe and everyone in it. But it also saves room for being about death and the darkness underlying all existence, and forgiveness and pain and acceptance. The video takes place in the twilit Pennsylvania hills, where we perform with fireworks in the ever fleeting present this song seeks to grasp. The surreal undertone to the video represents the detached dreamlike world this song lives in, while the unspoiled American landscape is a symbol of idealism and the natural mystery that inspires our work.”
Great American Painting, produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Spoon, The Strokes, Broken Social Scene), was recorded at Sunset Sound in LA, and will follow last year’s You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere album.
The record was largely inspired by the time that Grote spent living in a cabin in Washington state during the pandemic. He explains, “While we were there I spent some time driving near all these crazy rivers and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and I was mesmerized by how those unspoiled landscapes really capture a timeless idea of what America is. I’d just come from taking part in the protests in Philly and getting tear-gassed, and it felt so strange to go between those two extremes. In a way this album is asking, ‘What is the great American painting? Is it police brutality, or is it this beautiful landscape?’ And the truth is it’s all of that.”
- Revival Psalm
- No Blood
- Do It Over
- White Devil
- Long End
- Outlaw Love
- I Want To Feel It All
- On Our Parting My Beloved