They Live by Night split up in 2007. Their new single ”Catching Up” is due for release September 10th, 2008. Their second album ”They Live by Night” will be released later this fall.
No, that's not a typo. It's just one of those things. According to the band it's quite natural.
- Sometimes you have to start over and do it as it was meant to be done, Joel Sjöö explains.
- This time we're making the kind of music we actually listen to ourselves, Martin Andersson continues.
After They Live by Night had split up, Joel Sjöö, Martin Andersson and Christofer Byström carried on writing music. But not in the same manner as before. TLBN haven't rehearsed together as a band for over a year. Instead they have spent their time writing, arranging and recording. This time, it's been all about the songs.
- It feels like we're making our very first album. In essence we're really a new band, says Christofer.
Musically, the new self-titled album doesn't sound like anything the band has previously released. They have traded distorted guitars for strings. Minor keys for major. Rock for pop. Christofer and Joel now share the lead vocals. These changes are a direct result of their new way of working together.
- This time around, the three of us are songwriters and producers, rather than a traditional
band. We've found a whole new way of working. It's very different from the haste and stress that a limited studio time forces you into, says Joel.
”Endless Summer”, the first single off the new album, has successfully been climbing the charts of MTV and the Swedish national radio P3 during the spring of 2008. It sounds like something The Beach Boys could have written – that's to say IF they had grown up in the Swedish
towns of Borås and Jönköping, learned how to use Cubase, and been friends with Elton John. The new single ”Catching Up” has the same amount of energy, and at the same time it strikes you with a faint whiff of eurodisco-samba. You get the picture.
On stage, TLBN will grow into a full-blown pop orchestra. Among the musicians you’ll find Mathias Söderlund (Niccokick) on drums, and Emil Nilsson (Caesars) on keyboards. Making these new songs happen live is the final piece of the jigsaw, the last link in the chain. This time around They Live by Night have made their music as it was meant to be done, and you will get to hear it as it was meant to sound - like the pop classics you know and love but never heard before.
They Live by Night split up in 2007. They reunited in 2008.
The video for "Catching Up", directed by Senay/Kolacz won MTV's prize Best Video Of The Year at this year's Grammis.
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