Three years after The Scene Between, The Go! Team today announced their new album Semicircle will be released on January 19th, 2018 on Memphis Industries. We already shared “Semicircle Song“; “Mayday” is a new excerpt. Listen below.
Band leader Ian Parton says of the song: “I’ve always wanted to do a song with Morse code in it and when I hit upon the idea of applying a mayday distress signal to love problems I was surprised it had never been done before. Once you got that idea you can really lay on the metaphors: “hit by a category 5”, “sinking fast in the sea I cried”, “come in – do you read me”. I’ve always loved those soul songs which equate boy trouble to emergencies – pure Shangri-Las style melodrama, backcombed to oblivion.“