Circa Waves release new track and self shot video for “Move to San Francisco” ahead of the release of the Happy side of their fourth studio album SAD HAPPY which will be available on all streaming platforms on January 10, 2020.
Watch the video for “Move to San Francisco,” shot and directed by the band here
Inspired by how quickly pop and hip-hop move in today’s streaming age, the Friday release of the Happy side of Circa Waves’ new album distills the band’s sound into its purest form while pushing it forward into a more expansive, and mature space. It’s a moving, energizing, and timelessly melodic record and incisive in its portrait of modern life. The heart and soul of the record lies in its hymns of fading relationships, self-deprecation, and anxieties of modern day.
Discussing new track “Move to San Francisco,” Kieran Shudall says: “Inspired by the Beatles favourite instrument the Mellotron, ‘San Francisco’ was written in a quick burst. It’s about escapism, pessimism, and Bruce Springsteen. In the spirit of DIY, we decided to film the video ourselves and let Joe edit the shit out of it. We walked to the highest point in San Fran, went to the lowest dive bars, and even filmed the Golden Gate Bridge. What the video lacks in camera prowess, it makes up for in idiotic charm.”
Circa Waves will also be heading out on their next headline UK tour in April. Kicking off at Glasgow’s O2 Academy on March 27th, the tour will also include a headline show at London’s Brixton Academy on April 3rd and finish with a hometown show at Liverpool’s Guild of Students on April 4th. Full tour dates listed below.
(Two Door Cinema Club support)
Jan 17 – Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
Jan 18 – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Jan 20 – Carlswerk, Cologne, Germany
Jan 21 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 23 – Olympia, Paris, France
Jan 24 – Den Atelier, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Jan 26 – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan 27 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
(UK 2020 tour)
March 27 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
March 28 – Keele University SU, Keele
March 30 – The Tramshed, Cardiff
March 31 – O2 Academy, Leicester
April 2 – The Waterfront, Norwich
April 3 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
April 4 – Liverpool Uni, Mountford Hall, Liverpool