Glasgow’s premier post punk queer sextet WALT DISCO have announced their debut album UNLEARNING, due out April 1 via Lucky Number. The breathtaking debut is steeped in metamorphoses, a stage show in two acts. It covers flings and romances, identities and bodies and change, profound familial love, and – of course – Hollywood glamour. The album plays out like a musical, with an emotional arc and even an instrumental interlude, winkingly titled “The Costume Change”.
Energetic new single “How Cool Are You?” shines with ease; a stomping live anthem and fan favorite after the band’s run of sold-out UK dates last autumn – the track prances and parades its way through three minutes of glaring pop pomposity. The video was created with Eric J Liddle and Kasparas Vidunas of Humble Film Productions. The band shares, “This time we wanted to slip into our skates and paint the rink all the colours of the rainbow, flying in the face of the pouting ‘cool crew’ and showing that coolness shouldn’t come at the cost of having fun and accepting yourself!”
The new track is the fourth to be taken from the upcoming debut album, following the thundering and highly emotive singles “Macilent,” “Weightless” and “Selfish Lover” released in 2021.
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