Parcels announce second album ‘Day/Night’

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He also shared a bright new single in ‘SomethingGreater’

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Parcel has announced the details of their second album ‘Day/Night’ and shared their new single ‘SomethingGreater’.

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The Australia-born, Berlin-based band released their self-titled debut record in 2018 and are set to return with its follow-up in November.

‘Day/Night’ is composed of “two self-contained albums” and was recorded at La Frette Studios in Paris. It was produced by Parcel, with James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Falls) on mixing duty and string arrangements handled by Owen Palt.

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The record will include 19 tracks, including the previous singles ‘Free’, ‘Comingback’ and the track ‘SomethingGreater’. In a press release, the band said of the latter: “Early 2020, Noah”. [Hill, bassist] showed us a demo that had a chorus line that got us all particularly excited. It had an anthem-like quality and was really fitting what we were channeling through the album.

“We jammed the track in our rehearsal room in Berlin and the chorus fell on the groove all at once, a special urgency that is only achieved in a live jam, and as a result, we kept playing it for hours.

It continued: “Anatole” [‘Toto’ Serret, drummer] Crying with tears that usually comes when you get lost in a nightclub, alas, we thought we hit something really special. With the song’s clear message of discovery and discovery, it felt perfect to first record ‘SomethingGreater’ upon entering La Frette Studios.”

Topics set to tackle on ‘Day/Night’ include opposing views of identity and anonymity, family and freedom, belonging and isolation, indifference and projection, and more.

The album will be released on November 5 via Because Music. The track list for ‘Day/Night’ is as follows:

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Day

‘Light’
‘free’
‘coming back’
‘the worst thing’
‘Intensity (Interlude)’
‘Now I’ll Never More’
‘something big’
‘Devock’
‘Outside’

Night

‘shadow’
‘Never Loved’
‘Famous’
‘Ikalthihome’
‘Lord Henry’
‘Fear’
‘night walk’
‘reflex’
‘Once’
‘inside’

In 2018, Granthshala Awarded Parcel’s debut album five stars, stating: “At a time when new acts are pressured to release as much music as possible, it is commendable that Parcel has taken control of their destiny with such a project. What is well thought out and engaging from start to finish. It feels timely and from a different era – a very rare feat.”

Since the release of that record, the five-piece band has also put out a live album called ‘Live Vol. 1’, which was recorded live on tape at the prestigious Hansa Studios in Berlin. Earlier, he also shared the EP ‘IknowhowIfeel’.

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