London band releases a fourth video (‘On & On’) anticipating the album ‘World Wide Pop’ and announces gigs – starting in September – in both Europe and U.S.
As the release of Superorganism’s second album ‘World Wide Pop’ moves closer (due July 15th), the London based quintet are pleased to reveal a fourth song from the record.
Entitled ‘On & On’, it is the most upfront pop moment of ‘World Wide Pop’ and cloaks the existential lyrics with the band’s idiosyncratic production.
The track delves into the relentless and repetitive treadmill of life as Orono sings: “Am I insane or is it now the normal way? / Reason’s out, just hope and pray / And switch off till it goes away”
Harry adds: «Yeah, it is a bit of an analogy between the ground-hog day effect touring can have, and the cyclical nature of growing as a person and repeating the same mistakes along the way.»
The video for “On & On” is directed and animated by AEVA based on a concept by the band themselves with character animation by Diana Gradinaru.
Their most fully realised video, the band wanted to convey a sense of looking back on our current era from a future time period with misty-eyed nostalgia.
The band explain: «Think of how today we look back on previous eras with fascination and an often rose-tinted vision, like the swinging 60s, but there was strife and anxieties in any era that isn’t necessarily captured by that nostalgia. We want to give a sense that there is no such thing as a ‘good old days’, by showing someone in the future looking back at our current day thinking that the 2020s appear like the ‘good old days’…»
Superorganism have mutated and are now based around the core of Orono, Harry, Tucan, B and Soul but ‘World Wide Pop’ also brings in an international set of collaborators including Stephen Malkmus, CHAI, Pi Ja Ma, Dylan Cartlidge as well as legendary musician and actor Gen Hoshino.
‘World Wide Pop’ blasts back with 13 tracks that strike a balance between artifice and earnestness, between sci-fi silliness and existential intensity.
3rd September – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
4th September – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
5th September – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg
6th September – Hole 44, Berlin
7th September – Praga Centrum, Warsaw
9th September – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague
10th September – DasWERK, Vienna
12th September – Club Volta, Cologne
13th September – Rotonde – Botanique, Brussels
14th September – La Trabendo, Paris
16th September – Chalk, Brighton
17th September – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
18th September – SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow
20th September – Gorilla, Manchester
21st September – Scala, London
27th September – Portland House of Music, Portland, ME
29th September – Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY
30th September – Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT
1st October – Paradise, Boston, MA
2nd October – L’Astral, Montreal, QC
3rd October – Axis, Toronto, ON
5th October – Skully’s, Columbus, OH
7th October – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
8th October – Majestic, Madison, WI
9th October – Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
11th October – Meow Wolf, Denver, CO
12th October – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
14th October – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
15th October – Neumos, Seattle, WA
16th October – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
19th October – The Ritz, San Jose, CA
20th October – August Hall, San Francisco, CA
21st October – The Regent, Los Angeles, CA
22nd October – The Music Box, San Diego, CA
24th October – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
25th October – Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM
27th October – Scoot Inn, Austin, TX
28th October – White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
29th October – Club Dada, Dallas, TX
1st November – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
2nd November – Basement East, Nashville, TN
3rd November – Motorco Music Hall, Durham, NC
4th November – 930 Club, Washington, DC
5th November – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA