By: Staff –
Bombay Bicycle Club have unveiled details of their brand new EP, Two Lives. The four track EP is out July 24 via Arts & Crafts, and features three acoustic reworkings of songs from the band’s recently acclaimed Everything Else Has Gone Wrong LP, released in January, and a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “Two Lives”. The stripped-back versions were mostly recorded at vocalist Jack Steadman’s home studio during lockdown, and took on a real back-to-basics, DIY approach to the recording and production process.
The new EP will feature versions of “Racing Stripes”, “Is It Real”, “Let You Go”, and “Two Lives”. The first track to be lifted from the acoustic EP, “Let You Go”, is streaming today with a new stop motion animation video.
Discussing the process of making the new EP, Frontman Jack Steadman, explained: “Recording this EP at home meant going back to basics and recording just like I used to growing up. It brought back a lot of funny memories of making DIY shakers out of rice and tupperware, and mic shields out of coat hangers and stockings.
“It was great to record ‘Let You Go’ in a stripped back way for it, letting the song shine through without any fancy production. That minimalism combines with the rough around the edges recording – chair squeaks and all – to give you a more intimate experience.”
Two Lives will be made available to download on a ‘pay-what-you-want’ basis from the band’s website, with all proceeds going to two organisations:
Chineke! (https://www.chineke.org/) creates opportunities for established Black and minority ethnic musicians, nurtures new talent by providing role models, and celebrates diversity in classical music.
Youth Music (https://www.youthmusic.org.uk/) invests in music programs for young people in deprived areas, building confidence, resilience and self-esteem.