The Shins – The Great Divide
Frontman James Mercer says “The Great Divide is “an epic about longing and love in a broken world. I guess we wanted to try to provide a bit of warmth and sentiment in hard times.” The regular version is at all streaming services and digital retailers, and here on 101.9 KINK, while a “flipped” version is available only through Amazon.
Tame Impala – Is It True
The song is part of Kevin Parker’s fourth album, The Slow Rush, released earlier this year – almost one year after it’s intended release. Parker had intended the album to come before Tame Impala’s headlining weekend at Coachella in 2019, but didn’t feel like it was ready. In fact, some of the music released ahead of the original release, didn’t even make the final cut.
Billie Eilish – My Future
My Future is the latest from Eilish, and once again, teamed up with her producer/brother Finneas. She tells Apple Music that they wrote and recorded the song in just two days. “This is the most we’ve ever worked in one period of time. We wrote it like a month into quarantine probably. And it was pouring rain.”
Dayglow – Can I Call You Tonight?
Sloan Struble, aka, Dayglow, is a singer/songwriter from Texas. His song Can I Call You Tonight has picked up momentum this summer, despite originally being released in 2018. Sloan, who likes to do things on his own, insisted on making a cheap music video, and used iMovie to put it together.
My Morning Jacket – Feel You
Feel You is the first single from their The Waterfall II album, the following up to 2015’s The Waterfall. At the time, Jim James said they had written enough material for two albums, and had planned to release the second part in 2016 – however touring caused the project to go on the back burner.
Future Islands – For Sure
This is the first new song from the band since 2018, and features backing vocals from Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak.
Washed Out – Time to Walk Away
Time to Walk Away is the first single from Washed Out… aka Ernest Greene’s new LP Purple Noon. Greene tells Rolling Stone that the album was inspired by the coastlines of the Mediterranean and the island’s culture and was named after the 1960 film directed by René Clément. Ernest spoke to KINK’s Mitch Elliott recently. Hear the full interview here.
The Killers – My Own Soul’s Warning
The song is set to be the opening track on the band’s upcoming album Imploding the Mirage – set for release August 21st. Brandon Flowers tells Rolling Stone, “A lot of moments reminded me of making our first album, where you just know that it’s going to connect because of the way it makes you feel. I felt like that 20-year-old kid almost inventing something again.”
Imploding the Mirage will also be the band’s first album made without original guitarist Dave Keuning.
Dermot Kennedy – Giants
The song was released by the Irish singer-song writer early this summer. He tells Radio X in the UK, “This is a song that I’ve had on me for a little while, but just the way things currently are things that have taken place in the world, it feels like there’s a massive shift taking place everywhere in the world so its meaning kind of grew and are and grew for me. And certainly now it feels like it’s a delicate time to release music right?”
Noah Cyrus – Young & Sad
Young & Sad is another track from Cyrus’s The End of Everything EP – and addresses what it was like for Noah to grow up as the younger sister of Miley Cyrus. She tells Apple Music, “I speak about my body dysmorphia and I speak about my struggles growing up as the world saw it as ‘Miley Cyrus’ little sister.” The song begins with a voicemail message from her father, Billy Ray Cyrus.