Melbourne indie-rock icons Something for Kate have continued their run of singles in the lead-up to their new album, unveiling their fourth track of the year, “Come Back Before I Come Back to My Senses”.
Released today, the new song follows on from the likes of “Situation Room”, “Waste Our Breath”, and “Supercomputer”, which are all set to appear on their group’s forthcoming record, The Modern Medieval.
A driving, menacing piece of rock music that showcases the group’s inimitable songwriting and delivery, which evokes memories of acts such as Cheap Trick and Pat Benatar, a press releases sees the tune described as a love song “where the two main ingredients are excitement and dread”.
“It’s a song about someone who insists that they are not thinking clearly whilst at the same time working really hard to take momentary advantage of the fact that they are ‘not thinking clearly’,” the group explain.
The single also comes accompanied by a music video, created by Sydney artist Jonathan Key, using footage captured by Madeleine Jones in Byron Bay’s La Cueva Recording Studio during the recording of their new album.
First announced in early September, The Modern Medieval serves as Something for Kate’s seventh album, and their first since the release of 2012’s Leave Your Soul to Science.
Recorded in Byron Bay by Nick DiDia (Powderfinger, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) and mixed in Toronto by Canadian pop-electro auteur Howie Beck (Feist, Hayden, Chilly Gonzalez), The Modern Medieval is a testament to the group’s eclectic nature, featuring a rich hi-fi rush of warm, dynamic vocals, gorgeous guitar work, lush keyboards, and Dempsey’s ever-compelling story telling.
“We make Something for Kate records because we love making them,” frontman Paul Dempsey explained. “Every song we work on is a concentrated effort. It has to be right. For me, that means not a word out of place and not a note out of place. That takes a lot of time, but no-one lets anything slide in this band.”