CAROL018CD.png

Mystery Jets

A Billion Heartbeats

CD
£10.99
Double LP
£21.99

Notify me when this item is released / available

Expected 27th September 2019

We always recommend keeping hold of your order numbers.

The sixth full length album from the amazing Mystery Jets, following on from 2016's Curve Of The Earth. A Billion Heartbeats sounds like it's going to be their most politically-driven record and we can't wait to hear it.

All great albums start from a unique perspective. But try a window on the Strand, in an abandoned office block, overlooking the kind of political upheaval London hasn't seen in a generation. Blaine Harrison was living as a property guardian right around the corner from Trafalgar Square when he found himself witness to an entire year of protests. Every weekend from January 2017 on, people were marching for a different cause: "In the space of six months it was Black Lives Matter, the huge ‘Our NHS' march, Unite for Europe," he recalls. "Then the solidarity sleep-out organised by Help Refugees, where we slept in Whitehall for the night... The protestors would wake me up in the morning. I'd just walk down and join in."

Over the course of that year, Mystery Jets' sixth long-player, A Billion Heartbeats, was born. "This album wasn't about making pointed opinions," says Blaine. "It was about being a mirror for what's going on, reflecting back the way people are feeling." By turns tender and fierce, abstract and full of classic rock energy, A Billion Heartbeats achieves a balance of passion, fear and hope. Amid the colourful cavalcade of rich harmonies, heavy guitars and rallying cries, the album's essential message - about personal responsibility, and the power in becoming engaged. In a sense, it's not just their "state of the nation" record but their "state of a generation" record too.

More Items From Mystery JetsSee all

Customers Who Bought This Also Picked Up…

Mystery Jets A Billion Heartbeats
CAROL018CD.png Pre-Order
  • 1.Screwdriver
  • 2.Petty Drone
  • 3.History Has Its Eyes On You
  • 4.A Billion Heartbeats
  • 5.Endless City
  • 6.Hospital Radio
  • 7.Cenotaph
  • 8.Campfire Song
  • 9.Watching Yourself Slowly Disappear
  • 10.Wrong Side Of The Tracks

Cat no: CAROL018CD
Label: Caroline International
Info correct on: 6/8/2019