Sunglasses For Jaws Announce New Album ‘A Room In Europe’

London based outfit Sunglasses For Jaws today announce their new album A Room In Europe will be released February 16th, 2023 via Hackney tastemaker label Pony Recordings (Tempesst, Caleb Kunle). The trio mark the album announcement with the release of the album’s first single and album opener, “Under A Rainbow” – featuring vocals from Australian singer Elle Musa.

Combining a love of Scott Walker, Somalian 70’s funk, Hollywood strings with a dash of Portishead, new single “Under A Rainbow” opens with a spiralling string arrangement intertwined with splashes of Turkish Yazh – before dropping into its riveting, luxurious psych-groove. Never short of epic reveals, the instrumental is punctuated by welcome splashes of wah wah guitars and triumphant horn sections.

Featured vocalist – Brisbane based painter and musician Elle Musa adds a delicacy and poise to the track, as she pines for normality, new experiences and good times amidst unusual circumstances.

Speaking on the lyrical inspiration, Elle Musa said: “At a time of isolation in Byron Bay, when we weren’t able to go out or see the world, I wrote this song about longing for newness and good times. I recorded my vocals on a very old little tape machine that my partner found. It was used to record nature documentaries back in the day. I love how the tape machine only records mono but somehow it sounds stereo due to the nature of how well rounded the saturation is. The sounds become more alive and that’s exactly how I wanted to feel when writing the song. In my mind I saw the evening light with the sea close by… Falling in love and the bliss that comes with it. Feeling so free as if dancing underneath a rainbow.”