Sam Roberts Band is set to release their latest full-length Lo-Fantasy next week. The album, which is comprised of 12 songs (one of which is vinyl-only), was produced by Youth (Beth Orton, The Verve) and comes after a series of overseas travel.
In album track “Human Heat,” you get a sense for the depth and the content of the album as well as the years of collaboration in the making.
“The riff for this song goes back at least 15 years to when we were a band called Northstar,” said Roberts. “I could never figure out how to write a melody for it or what the song was supposed to be about. Then I heard the phrase ‘human heat,’ referring to that rise in temperature we all feel when we’re pressed together like sardines on a crowded street, and thought it would make a good match with the frenetic energy and discord of the music.”
The energy on the album certainly isn’t lacking, and fans don’t have to wait until release day to hear that for themselves. Listen to Lo-Fantasy in its entirety in the player below. Lo-Fantasy is set for release on Feb. 11 and is available for preorder via iTunes.