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Real Estate have announced their new album, that’s the main thing

By | Published on Tuesday 21 January 2020

Real Estate

Real Estate last week announced that they will release their new album, ‘The Main Thing’, next month. First single, ‘Paper Cup’, featuring Sylvan Esso, is out now.

“‘Paper Cup’ is a song about getting older and realising that this thing that I fell into doing over ten years ago – being a musician, writing songs, being a guy in a band – this may end up being my life’s work”, says vocalist Martin Courtney. “[It’s about] watching the people around me change and evolve, take on new challenges, and feeling sort of stuck in a rut, in a way. Feeling uncertain of the validity of being an artist in an age of climate change and general political and social unrest around the world”.

He continues: “It’s a song about questioning your chosen path in life and searching for meaning in what you do. Those questions don’t really get resolved in this song, but ironically, the process of making this record – really diving deep and trying to make it the best thing we’ve ever made – reaffirmed in me, and I think in all of us in this band, why we are doing this”.

The album is out on 28 Feb, with UK tour dates set to be announced soon. Watch the video for ‘Paper Cup’ here:

The band have also announced UK and Ireland tour dates for this summer. And here they are:

11 Jun: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
13 Jun: Dublin, Vicar Street
14 Jun: Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union
20 Jun: London, Roundhouse