Easter Island's new single, "Always Room For Another" — premiering completely under — is a music that saved the band, in a method.
The surging pop anthem, set for the Georgia group's still-unscheduled sophomore album, Island Nation, has been round since 2014, pieced collectively from a pair of demos the band's Ethan Payne was engaged on. At the time Easter Island was breaking apart, with one in every of its founding members quitting the band to go to graduate college. "We had been on the brink of play our final couple of native reveals, and there was this air of disappointment over us," recollects Payne, who shaped the band along with his brother Asher. "I used to be taking part in guitar sooner or later and located these two demos. It felt unusual — that is the top, however 'Hey, right here's a brand new music, guys! Let's study it!'
"So we discovered it in a single follow. It got here collectively quick and we performed it, after which later that yr, after we determined it wasn't the top, we knew that music was very expensive to us."
Payne says "Always Room For Another" is consultant of the remainder of the songs set for Easter Island's follow-up to its 2012 debut Frightened. "It's on the extra upbeat aspect of the document," he explains. "There's numerous pent-up vitality within the observe — anxiousness over altering circumstances, folks leaving the band, shifting to a brand new metropolis (Atlanta, from Athens) and all of the feelings that come from feeling fully uncontrolled. There aren't actually different songs extra upbeat than that one, but it surely carries the final kind of general vitality and introspection of nearly all of the document." When we'll get to listen to the remainder of the fabric, nevertheless, just isn’t totally clear, though spring of 2019 is a goal.
"We are form of taking our time," Payne acknowledges, "and I believe that's one thing that's very deliberate. We felt that earlier than a few of our releases had been a bit of rushed, earlier than we had been fairly prepared or felt we had the best crew behind it. So this time we went in and wished to ensure we had been making the document we wished to make and never push it too quickly."
Payne additionally notes that, as creatives, "it's robust to resolve when it's time to place your crayons down and push it out into the world." Nevertheless he says the album is "accomplished" and that followers coming to reveals on Easter Island's fall tour — kicking off Oct. 17 in Atlanta — will get an opportunity to listen to a number of the new materials reside.
"We'll be taking part in, like, 75 % of the songs," Payne guarantees. "We did a tour in March, a bunch of festivals, after which got here again and workshopped numerous the songs after that. I at all times really feel like there's issues I'd love to vary and tweak after we go into the blending classes. And there's at all times time for an additional (new music) or two to return out as effectively, so we'll see."