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Barcelona rock quartet Mourn have announced the details of their third album, Sopresa Familia, out on June 15 via Captured Tracks.
They released their self-titled debut album back in 2014 and they released a follow-up, Ha, Ha, He., in 2016. Last year, they toured all over North America and released a covers EP called Over The Wall, which included tracks by The Replacements, Husker Du, and Echo & The Bunnymen.
In addition to their album announcement, Mourn also unveiled the first single from their new record, “Barcelona City Tour,” with a video that was directed and edited by the band.
The video shows the band wandering around their Catalonian hometown, walking through a sea of pigeons, eating ice cream and going wild at a rock club. “Barcelona City Tour” is a dynamic, minimalistic punk tune with angular guitar riffs, battle cry screams and handclaps, and lyrics of teenage resentment and rebellion. The band said of the track, “This song is the result of a lot of things we got to endure from people who prefer to remain quiet and live exploited, in exchange to be part of something they consider exclusive.”
In regards to their fiery sound and the lyrical inspiration behind their new album, they said:
We like to understand records as personal diaries. Everything you live builds you as a person, so we think it builds your art as well. We use songs as a way to express ourselves and to organize our ideas and thoughts. We use them to understand our own feelings and to grow emotionally. This album sums up everything we’ve lived during the past two years, it wasn’t easy to open up, but we did it anyway without fear. Every frustration, disappointment, delusion, anger… We got everything out, we liberated ourselves and now we’re ready for everything that comes up. The lyrics are very literal; they are our raw experiences—without makeup. We show our most animal side, reduced to our most intense and visceral emotions.
Watch Mourn’s video for “Barcelona City Tour” below and preorder Sopresa Familia here.