STILL CORNERS have released the first song from their forthcoming fifth studio album, due for release on January 22nd, 2021. The title track “The Last Exit”, for which we’ve embedded the video below, is available now on all platforms.
The musical project of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murphy, the group formed after a chance meeting when waiting for a train in London in 2009. Over the last decade the band have produced a steady stream of romantic and reflective music.
Signed to Sub Pop quickly after their formation, they released two albums with the label before forming their own label Wrecking Light to release 2016’s Dead Blue and Slow Air in 2018 to critical acclaim.
The first single from the new album is the final chapter of the Still Corners’ road trilogy; a trilogy that began with “The Trip” and which was followed by “The Message”, concludes with the stunning “The Last Exit”.
The video, inspired by Peter Weir’s 1975 classic film Picnic At Hanging Rock finds Tessa pulled into the mysterious rocks of the Joshua Tree National Park.
Tessa explains: “In a world where everyone thinks all the corners of the map are filled in, we like to suggest there’s something beyond that, something eternal in the landscape and in our psyche.
“Maybe you don’t see it every day but it’s there and that’s what we are trying to connect to.”
With a galloping beat and silver tone guitar creating a hypnotic, hippyish sound, “The Last Exit” races down a highway to destination unknown: a bracing bout of elegance of a world unseen.
Tessa further remarks on how the pandemic has brought a different focus on the album: “There’s always something at the end of the road and for us it was this album.
“Our plans were put on hold – an album set for release, tours, video shoots, travel.
“We’d been touring nonstop for years, but we were forced to pause everything. We thought the album was finished but with the crisis found new inspiration and started writing again.”
Still Corners’ The Last Exit is out on January 22nd, 2021 on Wrecking Light Records; pre-order yours here.