Release "Heavenly Maybe", possibly the biggest single from
their upcoming album (Sanctuary, out 31st Jan 2020)
North London four-piece Gengahr share their latest single, "Heavenly Maybe" following
a premiere from Annie Mac as her Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1.
The disco-inflected track is heavy with ennui as well as a powerful melody, detailing songwriter Felix Bushe’s experience of partying in order to distract him from his real life problems.
The band said the following about the accompanying video: “Heavenly Maybe is
the second of a two part video we made with David East in Berlin earlier this year. Across the two we wanted to create something which captured
the thematic essence of the album as a whole whilst also allowing each song its own fitting backdrop. The song itself is essentially about going out and trying to forget about all of your troubles, and how ultimately problematic that is as a form of release.”
"Heavenly Maybe" is the second single taken from the band’s much anticipated third full-length album, Sanctuary, released on 31st January 2020 via Liberator Music (part of The Mushroom Group) and follows the release of “Everything & More”, which was described by Q magazine
as "a stylistic leap forward".
More expansive and ambitious than ever before, Sanctuary is the experimental alt-pop band’s finest body of work to date, a DIY triumph which welcomes old friend Jack Steadman
of Bombay Bicycle Club as producer, adding his distinct brand of symphonic sparkle to Gengahr’s complex, layered sound and pushing the band further into all-out pop territory than they’d ever dared stray before. Recorded at the brand new Propagation House way out in Bude in Cornwall, the album also recaptures the magic that old school friends Felix Bushe, John Victor,
Hugh Schulte and Danny Ward felt when they were making their debut. Born of an epic journey and taking inspiration from Homer’s Odyssey, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2015 debut
A Dream Outside and 2018’s Where Wildness Grows sees songwriter Felix tapping into personal pain but coming out fighting. With mixing from the hugely in-demand Nathan Boddy
(James Blake, Nilufer Yanya, Shame), additional production from John Victor and engineering from A Dream Outside’s engineer James Bragg, Sanctuary is vibrant, intoxicating, intimate and alive; the product of friends having a good time and seizing control of their own destiny.
It is a heartfelt, sophisticated body of work that runs the full gamut of human feeling,
with a positive ending in the form of the beautiful, twinkling “Moonlight” - a harmonious conclusion of unison and togetherness, hinting at a bright future.
Thu 13 Feb: UK: Manchester - Band On The Wall
Fri 14 Feb: UK: Leeds - Brudenell Social Club (Main Room)
Sun 16 Feb: UK: Glasgow - King Tuts
Mon 17 Feb: IRE: Dublin - The Sound House
Wed 19 Feb: UK: Bristol - Fleece
Thu 20 Feb: UK: Brighton - Patterns
Fri 21 Feb: UK: London - EartH
Mon 24 Feb: FR: Paris - Le Pop-Up Du Label
Tue 25 Feb: BE: Brussels - VOLTA
Wed 26 Feb: DE: Cologne - Blue Shell
Thu 27 Feb: DE: Berlin - Maze
Fri 28 Feb: DE: Munich - folks!
Sat 29 Feb: DE: Hamburg: Molotow Skybar
Mon 02 Mar: NE: Amsterdam - Paradiso (Upstairs)
Tue 10 Mar: NZ: Auckland - Neck Of The Woods
Fri 13 Mar: AUS: Sydney - Lansdowne
Sat 14 Mar: AUS: Melbourne - Howler
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GENGAHR - "Heavenly Maybe"
Gengahr – Heavenly Maybe