Temples Introduce Upcoming LP With New Single “Gamma Rays”
Psychedelic Pop band Temples share the first single from their upcoming album Exotico, which is set to be released on April 14 via ATO. The track, called “Gamma Rays,” is accompanied by a music video directed by Molly Daniel.
Psychedelic Pop band Temples share the first single from their forthcoming album Exotico, which is set to be released on April 14 via ATO. The track, called “Gamma Rays,” is accompanied by a music video directed by Molly Daniel.
Produced by Sean Ono Lennon and mixed by Dave Fridmann, “Gamma Rays” gives listeners a preview of the anticipated album; Exotico. Temples had last released Hot Motion in 2019, their first ever collaboration with the label ATO. The band’s third album followed 2014’s debut album, Sun Structures, and 2017’s Volcano.
Speaking of the new single, Temples frontman James Bagshaw says: “In the verse lyrics we’re talking about the grandness of nature, and then the chorus flips that on its head, it sounds like a rejoiceful summer tune about soaking up the rays, but the truth is that soaking up gamma rays will kill you. So, it’s about that juxtaposition of beauty and danger that we often find in nature.”
The director of the music video for “Gamma Rays” explains: “Filming in Benidorm was inspiring. It’s a very surreal and futuristic space—like Margate meets Vegas meets the end of the world! I wanted a video that felt fast-paced and took you on a journey through some great locations.”
Temples, consisting of Bagshaw (guitar, vocals) Tom Walmsley (bass guitar, backing vocals), Adam Smith (keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Rens Ottink (drums and percussion), have already dropped the setlist of Exotico, which includes 16 tracks, among which are the title track “Exotico” and the new single “Gamma Rays.”
Watch the official video for “Gamma Rays” here:
See the full tracklist of Exotico here:
1. Liquid Air
2. Gamma Rays
4. Sultry Air
6. Oval Stones
7. Slow Days
8. Crystal Hall
9. Head in the Clouds
11. Inner Space
12. Meet Your Maker
13. Time is a Light
14. Fading Actor
16. Movements of Time
Pre-order the album here.