Picture by Annie Dressner
Share new single & video, "Looking For You" taken from their new album
'Never Not Together' out Feb 7 via City Slang
Nada Surf share the second single from their ninth studio album 'Never Not Together', which is set for release Feb 7th via City Slang.
"Looking For You" opens with a spectral choir and blossoms into a rock spectacle with crashing strings and two guitar solos—one played by Matthew Caws, the other by frequent Nada Surf collaborator Doug Gillard—seeking solace in doctor's visits and grand metaphors.
"Looking For You" is about an old idea, that what you seek is seeking you" Caws comments.
"The Persian poet Rumi wrote it down in the 13th century, but it was new
to me when I came across it last year in something I read.
I was immediately struck by the idea that whatever I was looking for was out there looking for me too.
Maybe if I took a few steps towards it, it would pick up that signal and take a few steps towards me.
The image has stayed in my mind ever since, comforting, encouraging and energizing."
"I've found it to be true in practice: so often when I've said yes to an invitation that I was hesitating about for whatever reason.
I've been glad afterwards" he continues.
"There's always a great conversation I wouldn't have had, a good idea that wouldn't have come up. This song is also about learning to differentiate between real and imagined danger.
One of the best questions I've ever been asked is "how many tigers are lunging at you right now?" Thankfully, the answer has always been
That line made it into the song too."
With their new album, Nada Surf— Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca, Ira Elliot, and their longtime friend and collaborator Louie Lino—continue pursuing their humanistic vision of the world through hooky, catchy rock songs with sharply drawn, yet tenderly felt lyrics.
'Never Not Together', out on Feb 7th, is a wide-ranging collection of songs that revel in the group's ability to evoke and reflect grand and intricately wrought emotions, whether through sweeping guitar solos or hushed-whisper vocals.
In 2017, Nada Surf celebrated the 15th anniversary of their 2002 breakthrough 'Let Go', an experience that energized the early planning of 'Never Not Together'.
"I made pretty elaborate demos for the songs—something I've never done before," says Caws.
"I think [the Let Gotour] really boosted my work ethic and made me feel like I really had to go for it."
Their openness to listening—to their fans, to each other, to the world—has helped inform
Nada Surf's legacy as down-to-earth rock stars—musicians who can command festival
stages around the world while connecting to audience members on a personal level,
conscious of the shared humanity every step of the way.
25.02. UK Cambridge - Junction 22
26.02. FR Lille - Le Splendid
27.02. DE Cologne - Live Music Hall
28.02. FR Strasbourg - La Laiterie
29.02. FR Rennes - MeM
02.03. FR Lyon - Le Transbordeur
03.03. FR Toulouse - Le Bikini
04.03. ES Valencia - Sala Moon
05.03. ES Murcia - Sala REM
06.03. ES Madrid - La Riviera
07.03. ES Bilbao - Antxokia
08.03. ES Pamplon - Zentral
09.03. FR Bordeaux - Le Karakatoa
11.03. FR Paris - La Cigale
12.03. UK London - Electric Ballroom
13.03. UK Manchester - Academy 3
14.03. IRL Dublin - Button Factory
15.03. UK Glasgow - St-Lukes
01.04. NL Amsterdam - Paradiso
02.04. BE Brussels - Orangerie Botanique
03.04. DE Hannover - Swiss Life Hall*
04.04. DE Leipzig- Haus Auensee*
05.04. AT Vienna - Arena
06.04. DE Stuttgart - Wizemann
07.04. IT Milan - Santeria Toscana
08.04. CH Zurich - Dynamo
09.04. DE Munich - Muffathalle
10.04. DE Berlin - Columbia Halle*
11.04. DE Berlin - Metropol
12.04. DE Hamburg - Fabrik
14.04. SE Stockholm - Nalen
15.04. NO Oslo - John Dee
16.04. DK Copenhagen - Vega
17.04. DE Bremen - Pier 2*
18.04. DE Dortmund - Warsteiner MH*
* (Special guests Madsen)
B I Z Z A R R E
Nada Surf "Looking For You"
NADA SURF – NEVER NOT TOGETHER