Indie pop-rockers Neon Saturdays have revealed details of their new album! Freaks In The Ocean is set for release on November 9!
Vocalist Andris Evelis explains; “The songs were written 1-3 years ago. After the first album and tours we took a year off. We wrote around 100+ song ideas and after many discussions and hours of studio work, we found around 20 songs that might find the place in the album.
We then had to find the right producer, after scouring the world we found Lewis Gardiner from Scotland, we thought that he could add different cool things to our music. Basically, we are a 4-piece rock band and we knew that we need a 5th member who can take our beats and synths to the whole new level. We heard what Lewis was doing with other bands and we knew he would be a perfect fit for us.”
Bassist Martins Rudzitis adds off the album title; “The album title was created as an ironical parody of the expression “sharks in the ocean” – we know that we don’t belong to the fiercest, strongest and most dominant layers of our society but we don’t also quite fit in where it looks like we should and all of our lives we have been perceived as quite freaky. And I’m not talking as much about the looks as about the way we think and act upon, as we set ourselves constantly out of the box for it is just much more fun outside. And we sincerely think that this is the century for people that feel out of place.
I wouldn’t say that we were inspired by something or created a concept to follow, each song was a separate story that came out quite naturally since it was based on our own experiences, issues in society that troubled us and where we had a clear opinion to state, even some more or less tragic personal stories. That is also why the musical vibe changes throughout the whole album. It touches various topics such as breaking the obedient society routine, repeating parental mistakes, searching for something new when you think you’ve already ‘seen it all’.”
Neon Saturdays have already revealed two singles from the album in Get Up and Phoenix, check out Phoenix below;