Hundred Reasons have released their new anthem ‘New Glasses’. Check it out below.
In October, the band announced their first new album in over 15 years, Glorious Sunset, which arrives in February.
“New Glasses” is the second single shared from the new album, following the track “Glorious Sunset”, which was one of the last songs the band wrote and recorded for the record.
“The lyrics to this song are really about someone I worked with who spent a lot of time treating people badly to cover up their flaws,” explained frontman Colin Doran.
“They weren’t good at what they did, but because of their big egos and how they wanted to be perceived by others, they preferred to make others feel inadequate. The song describes how I understood that.”
talk to NME about the new album, guitarist Larry Hibbitt said, “Musically for me, I felt like we couldn’t put out an emo record in the early 00s because we’re not in our 20s anymore, and these four guys don’t fit in our 40s. young men. We had to reflect the energy of the first record, but it also had to be bigger to reflect the subject matter and where we were in our lives.
“It’s not a nostalgic trip back to our first record,” Hibbitt continued, “but it has an energy and a momentary quality to it.”
The Aldershot quartet, considered a leading group of the Brit rock and UK emo scene in the 2000s, broke up in 2008, releasing four studio albums.
The band were also recently announced as special guests for the 2000 Festival of Trees 2023 alongside headliners Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. The event will be held in Cheltenham on the weekend of July 5-8.
A Hundred Reasons will be heading out on a UK tour early next year, playing the dates below. For tickets and more information, visit here.
23 – O2 Academy, Leeds
24 – Barrowland, Glasgow
25 – Academy, Manchester
2 – O2 Academy, Bristol
3 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
4 – O2 Academy Brixton, London