Ten Fé have released new single ‘No Night Lasts Forever’. Expansive and cinematic, it carries longing and optimism in equal measure on a wave of lush synths.
The band announced their second album ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ last month, due for release on 8 March 2019 via Some Kinda Love/PIAS: a poignant, uplifting meditation on everything that’s brought them to this point, and all they’ve left behind in getting there.
Already introduced by singles ‘Not Tonight, and ‘Won’t Happen’, it adds up to a record about time – the time it takes, the time you’ll never get back, and the times still to come – from a band with a deep appreciation of taking the rough with the smooth.
Speaking about new song ‘No Night Lasts Forever’, a fitting lead single, the band say: “there was a debate when we were writing the song as to whether that’s an optimistic or a pessimistic statement. But we decided we liked the ambiguity – that it didn’t have to be one or the other”. It’s impossible to miss the sting of regret and passing of time that colours tracks like this one and the rest of the forthcoming LP, yet their ear for an infectious melody always elevates the sentiment.
The track showcases the band’s work in the studio with Luke Smith (Foals, Petite Noir, Anna of the North), and is mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Florence & The Machine, Amen Dunes).
Finding a sweet spot somewhere between the woozy drawl of War on Drugs and the taut melodrama of Fleetwood Mac, new album ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ will follow on from the band’s debut ‘Hit The Light’ which came out in early 2017 and received widespread acclaim.
The Guardian: “where Britain’s Madchester meets Springsteen Americana”; Rolling Stone: “exciting dark pop-electronica and organic Americana”; Consequence of Sound: “driving, heartening and meditative”; Line of Best Fit: “effortless and infectious”; Clash: “potent and invigorating”; NME: “free-wheeling, free-spirited”; in excess of 30 million streams on Spotify and sold out shows in the UK, America, and Europe.
The band have just announced their biggest-yet tour of the UK, Europe & US in Spring 2019 to promote ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’.
Pre-order ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ HERE
Last single ‘Won’t Happen’ – HERE – was New Music Friday UK and US at Spotify and Best Of The Week at Apple Music, featuring in NME’s ‘New Bangers’ and ‘Best New Tracks’.
‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ tracklisting:
1. Won’t Happen
2. Isn’t Ever A Day
3. No Night Lasts Forever
5. Echo Park
6. Caught On The Inside
7. To Lie Here Is Enough
8. Here Again
9. Not Tonight
10. Can’t Take You With Me
Details of the band’s tour are HERE:
15-Nov, London, UK, Islington Assembly Hall
27-Nov, Birmingham, UK, Hare & Hounds
28-Nov, Manchester, UK, The Deaf Institute
25-Apr, Edinburgh, UK, Sneaky Pete’s
26-Apr, Newcastle, UK, Think Tank?
27-Apr, Leeds, UK, Headrow House
29-Apr, Nottingham, UK, Rough Trade
30-Apr, Bristol, UK, The Louisiana
01-May, Brighton, UK, The Hope & Ruin
04-May, Paris, FR, Pont FMR
05-May, Antwerp, BE, Trix
07-May, Zurich, CH, Papierzaal
09-May, Vienna, AT, B72
10-May, Prague, CZ, Café vs Lese
11-May, Berlin, DE, Musik & Frieden
13-May, Hamburg, DE, Molotow
14-May, Cologne, DE, Studio 672
16-May, Nijmegen, NL, Merleyn
17-May, Rotterdam, NL, Rotown
18-May, Utrecht, NL, EKKO
19-May, Amsterdam, NL, Bitterzoet
19-Mar, NY,NY, Bowery Ballroom
20-Mar, Allston, MA, Great Scott
21-Mar, Philadelphia, PA, Milkboy
23-Mar, Toronto, ON, The Drake Hotel
27-Mar, Detroit, MI, Magic Bag
28-Mar, Milwaukee, WI, Colectivo
30-Mar, Chicago, IL, Schubas
31-Mar, Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
02-Apr, Denver, CO, Globe Hall
05-Apr, Phoenix, AZ, Valley Bar
06-Apr, Las Vegas, NV, The Bunkhouse Saloon
07-Apr, San Diego, CA, The Casbah
09-Apr, Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour
11-Apr, San Fran, CA,The Independent
13-Apr, Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
14-Apr, Vancouver, Biltmore Cabaret
15-Apr, Seattle, WA, Barboza