Failure, currently comprised of Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards, and Kellii Scott, has announced a new album Wild Type Droid for December 3. The band is now streaming their slow-burning new single "Headstand," whose sparse instrumentation and vocal melodies work really, really well with one another.
"The lyrics come from my earliest memory of spacing-out in my room when I was seven, trying to conceive of infinity and watching the dust falling through the bars of sunlight pouring through my blinds," explains Edwards. "I had heard that a lot of that dust was made up of skin cells and that really stuck with me. It's kind of a love song to those bizarre innocent moments of solitude."
"To me, it captures a lot of the new musical approaches and techniques we were going for on this album, but somehow is still quintessential Failure," adds Andrews. "We've been together long enough to know that some of our best ideas come directly from these experimental sessions. For this album, we simply cultivated that methodology for a much longer time than we have in the past. It brought out the trio aspect of the band. There was a feeling we could really push the individual parts further away from each other and let the more interesting and challenging combinations take center stage."
Pre-orders for Wild Type Droid are available here.