Paper Anthem Release 'The Year We'll Never Get Back'
US Indie Rockers Drop Third Studio Album Today
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Paper Anthem, fronted by American singer/songwriter Joseph Hitchcock are proud to release the their Third studio album album aptly named, âThe Year Youâll Never Get Backâ due for release in March.
After support throughout Canada and the US for the previous two albums, Paper Anthem bring their most exposing creation yet. Among the 11 new tracks, Joseph touches on themes of body dysmorphia, immigration, the erosion of friendships, and a story of lovers trapped within a telepathic dream singularity.
âA stunning journey into Hitchcockâs emotional landscapeâŚ never a wasted musical momentâ - Baeble Music
Many of the songs written for the album date back to 2016, when Hitchcock was going through a difficult time emotionally and personally: âMy life had fallen apartâŚ I had to move back home and get a job at Walmart. I got a little too into conspiracy theories. I became totally isolated to everything that keeps someone human.â
Forced by the pandemic to end an extended trip to Europe early and return home again, Hitchcock canât help but draw comparisons. â2016 was a bad year for a lot of people, personally and politically, and 2020 has been a bit of a repeat for everyone too. These two years had a huge impact on, first, the writing, and then, later, my reflection on the compositionsâŚ I originally titled this album âThe Conduitâ because so much of it seemed to be about change: the way you see a lover, the way you see a friendship, the way you see yourself, the way you see your countryâŚ The new title had more impactâa reminder of the time that change takes, and the fact that this exchange of sand is permanent,â says Hitchcock.
âInstantly memorableâ - Hot Lunch Music
The album was recorded across a number of years, mostly in California. Hitchcock began tracking the album in Oakland in 2017, but also recorded a bit in Los Angeles in 2018 and Kent during the summer of 2019. The album was then mixed (Kristofer Harris, Ghostpoet, Belle and Sebastian) in the summer of 2019, and sent to London for mastering (John Davis, Foals, Snow Patrol) before lying in wait for another year and a half.
Hitchcock chose to collaborate with two producers, Christopher Daddio from Oakland art-rock quartet Everyone Is Dirty, returning after producing Hitchcockâs second release, and Fraser McCulloch, the creatively frenetic LA-based producer of bands Chaos Chaos â including their cult hit track Can You Feel It?, notably featured on Adult Swimâs Rick and Mortyâand Milagres.
âI think my first two albums have a lot of hope for the future â about finding the right person, getting to the right place. This one is just about devastation and destructionâŚ All there is is going through the negativity, getting away from it, forever changed. Coming out of that, and hopefully being a better version of yourself, is what this album came to mean to me as I put the songs together, and I hope others can relate to it.â
âThe Year Youâll Never Get Backâ is available on all streaming platforms from Today
Listen to 'The Year You'll Never Get Back' on Spotify here
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March 19, 2021 11:30am ET by Lander PR