Irish band The Murder Capital have shared their new song ‘Return My Head’.
The group’s new album ‘Gigi’s Recovery’ is due to be released on January 20th, and it marks a colossal step forwards. Previewing new material at an intimate London show last year, The Murder Capital illustrated a desire to communicate, introducing fresh nuance into their jet black post-punk sound.
New song ‘Return My Head’ is lyrically open, with frontman James McGovern tackling themes of isolation, mental health, and independence. He sings: “I had to realign, To begin, To survive…”
James McGovern states: “’Return My Head’ was written in a place of pure frustration, feeling like our sanity had been unwillingly removed through periods of isolation. All I wanted at this point was to get my head back, and to throw it away again. But on my own terms. ‘Return my head, and throw it to the crowd…’”
The video for the song was shot by the band’s own Gabriel Paschal Blake. Using an old school camcorder, he explains:
“I wanted to show the rag dolling that can occur to us going from one state of being to another, while always remaining being the same person. The extensions of ourselves that we create to protect ourselves even when we’re alone, and the evident and necessary advice that we receive to continue following and perusing our passions from our friends and family, demonstrated by my own family friends Megan, Nic, Ruairí and Pump.“
“To me, ‘Return My Head’ is the desire to return your mind to a place of peace and stability, and the belief that to do so, is possible. We shot it in my old secondary school recreational hall. We produced it ourselves. At its best to me, the narrative of the ‘Return My Head’ about coming back to a safety.”
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: James Kelly