Scottish band We Were Promised Jetpacks will drop their new album “Enjoy the View” 10th September via Big Scary Monsters.
The second single taken from the new long player, “Fat Chance” – an ode to overcoming and even thriving, despite the odds – follows up previous single “If It Happens”. The new tracks are a change in musical direction for the band who have done their thing for 15 years.
Since releasing 2018’s “The More I Sleep the Less I Dream”, We Were Promised Jetpacks’ Adam Thompson, Sean Smith and Darren Lackie have embraced change head-on. Amicably parting ways with founding member Michael Palmer the following year.
Entering 2020 as a trio with a handful of songs written and a successful US tour under their belts, the world around them came to a sudden halt. Yet despite the uncertainty that the lockdown brought, it also proved to be a blessing in disguise.
Longtime fans of We Were Promised Jetpacks alongside music critics, often cite the band’s flair for writing infectious pop songs encased within grandiose guitar driven rock soundscapes, yet new single “Fat Chance” offers a change of pace…
A glimpse into what to expect from the forthcoming album. With tightly packed drums and cleverly woven guitar arrangements, the band prioritise the track’s melodic core with effortless dexterity. * See the video to “Fat Chance” below….
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