Sorry Share “Let The Lights On,” Announce New Album

North London’s Sorry has announced the follow-up to their acclaimed debut 925, the highly anticipated sophomore album Anywhere But Here – out October 7 on Domino. Sorry have also shared the new single “Let The Lights On,” a heady rush that gives way to a melancholic duet, a form that marks the album, and one that the band has clearly mastered.

Produced by the band’s Louis O’Bryen and Asha Lorenz, and Ali Chant along with Portishead’s Adrian Utley in Bristol, Anywhere But Here pays homage to classic songwriters of the 1970s, such as Carly Simon and Randy Newman. Asha’s nonchalant salty-sweet vocals contrast with detuned/discordant guitar sounds echoing early ‘90s bands, Slint and Tortoise, and the irregular beats of Kanye or Capital Steez.  Anywhere But Here includes the previously released “There’s So Many People That Want To Be Loved,” described by The New York Times as “a celebration of communal human longing — a feeling to be cherished.”

London features as a prominent character on the album. Earwigged conversations, text messages, snatched speech recorded underground; the city’s discarded words fed into the lyrics which map the experience of urban life on a young and frustrated generation. But this is a different city to 925’s, told through the voices of two people in their early 20s whose lives have become insular. “If our first version of London in 925 was innocent and fresh-faced, then this is rougher around the edges. It’s a much more haggard place,” Louis says. For Asha, the intensity of the last two years was challenging: ”I just did what everyone else did, I went a bit mad.”

On “Let The Lights On,” which was produced by Charlie Andrew and is accompanied by a MILTON & FLASHA directed video,  Sorry say: “It’s a fun love song for the club. A bittersweet track for us. It kinda touches on how you want to be honest and say things directly, but in the end that can also ruin them. If you’ve got a light don’t let it go out… sometimes you have to leave things behind but it’s hard to do.”

See Sorry live in 2022: 
Jul 30 | All Together Now Festival, Portlaw 
Aug 13 | Sur Le Lac Festival, Eggersriet
Oct 13 | Urban Spree, Berlin
Oct 14 | EKKO, Amsterdam
Oct 15 | Pop Up, Paris
Oct 25 | Chalk, Brighton
Oct 26 | Metronome, Nottingham
Oct 27 | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Oct 28 | Stereo, Glasgow
Oct 29 | Academy 2, Dublin
Oct 31 | Fleece, Bristol
Nov 1 | White Hotel, Manchester
Nov 2 | Electric Brixton, London
Tickets HERE