Peter Bjorn & John Debut 3 Songs Off The New LP “Darker Days” (Listen Up)

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Peter Bjorn and John is excited to release the first three singles today from their forthcoming new full-length studio album Darker Days due out October 19th via INGRID. The new album really is the story of 3, as each band member took the reins both in writing and production for their songs, while staying connected by the central theme and musicians.

“One For The Team” | Peter

“It’s a pep-talk sort of song. A positive call to arms really. It’s been a “bumpy ride” as the song says. But the good thing you’ve found together is really worth fighting for, especially after all this time. We really ARE stronger together. We all GAIN from helping each other out. We CAN’T make it ourselves. At least not as good or as vigorous. All very corny but also all very true, most of the time. And the title is kind of corny too but I love calling a song “One For The Team.”

“Gut Feeling” | Bjorn

“The story of  ‘Gut Feeling’ begins at the first gig in the US after our last album, Breakin’ Point. Backstage in the club in Nashville I was waiting for soundcheck and started writing what was to become “Gut Feeling,” the words came subconsciously: “I think we need to talk about it, if we don’t wanna live without it. We actually did talk on that tour, and conflicts were resolved. It all became fun again.”

“Every Other Night” | John

“This song is about what’s keeping you awake between the midnight hour and the hour of the wolf. It’s like a warning sign in neon letters. Sonically it’s a homage to my indie-pop/rock-heroes and the opposite of the snappy arrangements on our previous album (Breakin’ Point). What you hear is just the three of us, Peter on guitar, Bjorn on bass and me on drums and vocals.

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