MUSIC NEWS: The Xcerts Announce Album Details & Release Video For New Single ‘Jealousy’
Photo Credit: Zak Pinchin
The Xcerts have announced their new album LEARNING HOW TO LIVE AND LET GO, due for release on 18th August 2023 via UNFD.
“The album is rooted in drama, ego, love, lust, despair, alcohol, euphoria, anxiety, comedy, modern living, sex and friendship but the overarching theme is that of acceptance,” explains frontman Murray Macleod. “I was involved in a prolonged toxic relationship and the fallout from that when it came to a head, led me to indulge in a pretty fuzzed out lifestyle to deafen the noise in my head. Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast at times, but breaking point wasn’t enough, I needed more of the unhealthy and as many recreational distractions as I could get.
“When I kind of came to after this period in my life, I didn’t walk away from it with a huge Hollywood-esq epiphany, I just felt somewhat quietly healed. The album isn’t about letting go of one person, relationship, or situation in particular it’s about learning how to live without feeling like a prisoner in your own skin and learning how to let go of the parts of you that cling on desperately, only to simmer and hurt. Don’t get me wrong, I’m deeply flawed but self-acceptance and letting life ride is my key to finding inner peace and that exists somewhere between calm and chaos…maybe?”
The band have also released a video for their new single Jealousy.
LEARNING HOW TO LIVE AND LET GO is available to pre-order HERE.
The Xcerts have also announced a UK headline tour, see them live at one of the following dates:
Tue 3rd – SOUTHAMPTON – The Joiners
Wed 4th – EXETER – Cavern
Thu 5th – LONDON – Lafayette
Sat 7th – NORWICH – The Waterfront Studio
Sun 8th – BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds
Mon 9th – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Wed 11th – MANCHESTER – Deaf Institute
Thu 12th – NEWCASTLE – Xerox
Fri 13th – ABERDEEN – The Lemon Tree
Sat 14th – GLASGOW – St Luke’s
Tickets are on sale at 10am BST on 28th April 2023 – available HERE.
You can also see The Xcerts at 2000trees Festival and Belladrum Festival.