Fremantle foursome and ARIA Award winners, Spacey Jane are back with a new track ‘It’s Been A Long Day’ via AWAL. The track will feature on the upcoming album, ‘Here Comes Everybody’ which will be out on 10th June 2022.
The band is in for a busy few months – they will embark on a 17 date tour of the UK and Europe this April and then play 24 dates across North America in October and November, with some shows sold out months in advance.
‘Its’ Been A Long Day’ is a tender ballad about a failing relationship that builds from an acoustic start to culminate in a hot mess of jangling guitars. It’s a song that is very relatable – who hasn’t been in the position of knowing that a relationship is failing, but not being able challenge the status quo? Caleb Harper delivers the lyrics in a plaintive fashion that is a delicious counterpoint to the melody. The video that accompanies the track perfectly captures the alienation and indecision that precedes a break-up.
According to Caleb Harper, “This song was written pre and post a breakup in 2020. It was a way to tell someone that I loved them when I was feeling so anxious and down in the early stages of COVID – and I didn’t know if I was doing enough to really tell them. In the end I became so overwhelmed and unwell during a six month period that I convinced myself that music was a lost cause, and the complete loss of identity resulted in the breakdown of the relationship. I’ve got something to say, was trying to say all the things I felt for her at once. In the end, after the breakup, the final lines of the song are – I really loved you.”
The title for Spacey Jane’s new album is taken from the working title of Wilco’s seminal ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’. Like a lot of recently-released music the album has been influenced by Covid and the disproportionate impact that the virus has had on young people in general and musicians in particular.
“Our first record, Sunlight, discussed personal experiences of mine and it was a blessing to see how many people related to those stories. I want this record to be for youth persevering and thriving emotionally under the weight of our generational burden made up of climate change, COVID etc. Feeling like you have the responsibility of your entire future on your shoulders without any say in what happens creates anxiety and uncertainty. I think COVID took away the sense of unity that gives young people assurances in such times. I know music isn’t a replacement for taking control and galvanising positive change, but I hope this record can soundtrack some of those moments in people’s lives.”Caleb Harper
Listen to ‘It’s Been A Long Day’ here.
Preorder ‘Here Comes Everybody’ here.