Scottish indie veterans Teenage Fanclub have shared their glistening new single, ‘I’m More Inclined’.
The track is a slice of warmth in a dark time and there’s an affability to ‘I’m More Inclined’ thanks to Teenage Fanclub cramming the new single full of heart. This release is the second single taken from their upcoming eleventh studio album, Endless Arcade, released on April 30th after being pushed back from March 5th due to “circumstances beyond our control.”
The song has a similar theme to lead single, ‘Home’ and together both pieces provide a glimpse at how their new record will shape up. There have been some changes in the Teenage Fanclub camp since the release of their last record, Here, in 2016. Founding member, Gerard Love, who played bass/vocals in the group left the band in 2018 due to creative differences and was replaced by former Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs.
Speaking of the new album, the band’s Raymond McGinley said in a statement: “I think of an endless arcade as a city that you can wander through, with a sense of mystery, an imaginary one that goes on forever. When it came to choosing an album title, it seemed to have something for this collection of songs.”
Norman Blake also commented: “We were very comfortable with each other in the studio. I think some of the playing is a bit freer and looser than on recent albums. Dave and Euros’ playing is amazing, and Francis on drums is really swinging. The whole process of making this album was very invigorating. Everyone in the band contributed a lot and the song arrangements came together really quickly. Everything felt fresh.”
Teenage Fanclub always have had three vocalists who take it in turns to lead the band through a track. Losing one of those members in Love could have been a make or break moment, but, they seem reinvigorated and ‘I’m More Inclined’ is the sound of a band comfortable with where they are in life. Listen to the track, below.