New Zealand’s French for Rabbits are in a constant state of creation with their warm, quirky and nuanced music. Their songs and accompanying videos are the result of the masterful storytelling that we’ve come to expect from the group, and the dynamic they’ve built together over nearly a decade. Today, the band have shared “Walk the Desert,” the fourth and final taste of their stellar new record, The Overflow, out November 12th via AAARecords (NZ/AUS), Reckless Yes (UK) and A Modest Proposal(Italy). The album will be released digitally, on CD and limited edition vinyl (with two unique color variants out of New Zealand and the UK).
“‘Walk the Desert’ is another song that fits into the canon of this album – it’s about big feelings, and trying to keep them contained. That feeling that if someone asks if you’re alright, you know you’d burst into tears,” front-woman Brooke Singer explains of the emotive lyrics.
The Overflow was recorded with NZ producer/musician Jol Mulholland (Tami Neilson, Neil Finn, Delaney Davidson, Troy Kingi) in Wellington at The Surgery and in Auckland at The Lab, with mastering by Carl Saff in Chicago. The result on “Walk the Desert” is premium indie-pop, that Singer has proclaimed her pride in, “I think we’ve managed to create our biggest, most solid pop song, and I’m really proud of that.”
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