Following the summer release of the single “Simplify” and a recent performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Young The Giantannounce today the forthcoming full-length album Mirror Master, available October 12 on Elektra Records.
To celebrate the announcement, the band shared the second single “Superposition”, along with a glowing music video directed by Computer Team who also did the band’s video for “Something To Believe In” and have also worked with Paramore and Beck. The lyrically meditative track is reflected in the video with glowing pigments and wavelength elements that evoke the sense of an elevated headspace.
“We are all and we are nothing and everything in between,” explains lead singer Sameer Gadhia of “Superposition”. “In every time; in darkness and in light, we are every second; every shade. Every morning we wake, there are endless possibilities; outcomes, realities of how that day will end. Each decision splits into a myriad of mirrors; a system of lines that enlace, tangle, and intersect. But in every one, you and I were bound to meet. It may be on the bleachers, in an airplane, the DMV, a race track, a bar, a tiny ship that crosses the ocean at night; but we would have found each other, and like light yawns across eons to spill on the floor beneath your window, we would fall in love, because we are all and we are nothing and everything in between. We are in superposition.”
Since the band’s 2010 inception, Young the Giant has made a name for itself in rock as the “thinking man’s band,” winning over fans, radio, and press with their incendiary live shows, strong musicianship, and poignant lyrics. Following 2016’s critically-acclaimed Home of the Strange, Mirror Master promises to continue ascending into consciousness, though this time with a heavy focus on personal self awareness.
Describing the overall thesis for Mirror Master, Gadhia expands, “Look in the mirror. What do you see? A familiar figure; a stranger; a monster? What we forget to realize is that the image that reflects is just an illusion. Like the world, we are made up of fictions of things people tell us. How we should dress, what we should believe in, what type of stock to invest in, how we should vote. What is our free will, if we trudge across tracks already traveled? If there is nothing else we control; nothing else new, we are at least in control of ourselves; can make our paths novel and undefined; shatter categories, stereotypes, and roles. Do what we want to do, think freely and not how others tell us to-live beneath the surface of things. Now look at the mirror again. What do you see? Only you are the master of what comes next. “
MIRROR MASTER TRACKLISTING: 1) Superposition 2) Simplify 3) Call Me Back 4) Heat of the Summer 5) Oblivion 6) Darkest Shade of Blue 7) Brother’s Keeper 8) Glory 9) Tightrope 10) Panoramic Girl 11) You + I 12) Mirror Master
SAT September 1 – Boston, MA – Rock the Roots
September 14-16 – Denver, CO – Grandoozy Festival
September 14-16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
TUE September 18 – Bethlehem, PA – Yuengling Summer Concert Series
FRI September 21 – lthaca, NY – Cayuga Sound
SAT September 22 – Roanoke, VA – Budweiser Summer Series
SUN September 30 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana
FRI October 5 – Napa, CA – Silverado Resort & Spa
THU October 25 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live *
FRI October 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room *
SAT October 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Coca Cola Roxy *
SUN October 28 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues * +