Barcelona band Mourn returned earlier this year with “Call You Back” and the promise of a new album soon; today they have revealed their new full-length is called Self Worth and will come out on October 30 via Captured Tracks. They’ve also shared another new song called “This Feeling is Disgusting”, saying:
“The song is really about fear of the future, being anxious about what’s going to happen, not knowing if you’re going to be able to earn a living or not. It’s a really happy song, but one that represents being stressed out. The idea of “I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford an apartment any time soon, but hey, let’s dance and have fun!” That’s the concept behind it, and that’s what I was thinking about while writing the lyrics. I also thought about my parents, and everyone’s parents. They often have high expectations for you, or they want a certain lifestyle for you, and you don’t always agree with that. So you try so hard to do life your own way, but you’re super stressed out and you’re scared, and every now and then you think “Is it worth it?” In the end, I think it’s worth it.“
The balance between nihilism and unadulterated fun has been Mourn’s calling card since they started, and it’s a knife-edge balance that still thrills right up to “This Feeling is Disgusting”. We’ve all had those moments where either we or the world around us – or both – feel totally disgusting and unbearable, and that’s where Mourn start this song, wallowing in hopelessness. But, before long, they kick out the jams by vaulting forward on razor guitars, and blast straight through their worries. Sure, they’re still singing things like “the future is uncertain” and “I don’t wanna be a failure and disappoint my parents” – but it sounds a lot more heroic when done with a rampaging rock backing.
They continue this balance of light and heavy in the video, where they find themselves in therapy. Check it out below.
Mourn’s new album Self Worth is out on October 30 via Captured Tracks. You can find the band on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.