‘Keep On Smiling’ is Two Door Cinema Club at their glorious indie pop best, and the band’s personal track comments
Afforded the time and space to fully immerse themselves in the writing and recording process, the band adopted a freer, more collaborative approach to the creative process with Keep On Smiling. The album was written and produced by the band both during and coming out of lockdown, with additional production from Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, The Killers, Taylor Swift) and Dan Grech Marguerat (Halsey, Lana Del Rey, George Ezra).
Keep On Smiling features previous singles ‘Wonderful Life’ – a nod back to the pure rush of Two Door Cinema Club’s early output, an unwavering indie pop signal and the sound of a band that are more ambitious than they have ever been before – and ‘Lucky’ – a breezy indie pop classic, shimmered with synths and grooving bass lines, quintessential Two Door Cinema Club at their best.
Not of this world hair-raising opener ‘Messenger AD’ prepares you for the stratospheric and kaleidoscopic journey Two Door Cinema Club take listeners on with Keep On Smiling.
With irresistible electro funk and nu disco tinged ear worms ‘Everybody’s Cool’, ‘Feeling Strange’ and ‘Won’t Do Nothing’, to space age synth pop bops ‘Lucky’, the sky really is the limit for the boys from Bangor, who are lamenting a divided and fractured society; declaring that happiness is within our control through tremendous optimistic and upbeat indie dance floor anthems. The results are spectacular, and recapture what originally propelled the band into the mainstream consciousness, and a legacy as one of the UK’s most enduring and beloved bands.
WATCH the video for new single ‘Everybody’s Cool’, created by designer Jack Pell HERE.
We asked the band for a one line comment to each new song on Keep On Smiling and this is what we received…
The LP’s artwork was created by acclaimed British artist, Alan Fears, known for his vibrant, 80s-inspired style and pop culture references, his signature colourful, theatrical, often humorous and elementally positive paintings lend themselves perfectly to visually encapsulate the theme of Keep On Smiling.
The album is available digitally now and will be available on vinyl on November 4.
Download, stream or purchase the album HERE.
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