The New Pornographers have a rich catalog of music dating back to 2001. Their latest single, “Falling Down the Stairs of Your Smile”, is a long-awaited follow up to their 2017 album, Whiteout Conditions. Frontman A.C. Newman describes the upcoming album, In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights, as a “concept album”, and explains the ideas behind their latest single,
“ I think it has that element of how do you deal with the ideas of love and happiness in this world right now? When current events are stressful, that makes a stress on people’s relationships, and you’re trying to figure out how to be happy in this loving relationship in this world that seems ugly at every turn.”
The song starts out with a catchy bass line that adds melodies and instruments one-by-one, creating a sense of impending excitement. The lyrics pour over the track, and almost seem just like another instrument among the complex layers of sound. It makes you feel nostalgic for a love you may have never even had. This track is an energetic, poppy version of The New Pornographers and we can’t wait to see what they come out with on their forthcoming album, In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights.