Welcome to 'The Beginning Of New Endings'.
Madina Lake have announced their new EP, their first full release in nine years.
'The Beginning Of New Endings' is set for release on September 04.
Bassist Matthew Leone had this to say:
“Ever since we bid the world our farewell in 2011, we’ve struggled to adjust to a life without writing, releasing, and performing music together."
Vocalist Nathan Leone has added this:
“Over the years, we've developed an unbreakable bond with Madina fans all over the world and we're thrilled to reconnect through new music."
SO, the artwork for the EP looks like this:
And the tracklisting looks like this:
01. Playing With Fire
02. Love Is War
03. Silver Lines
04. Heart Of Gold
05. Tiny Weapons
You can hear the already released 'Playing With Fire' here:
And new release 'Heart of Gold' here:
We spoke to Nathan around the release of 'Playing With Fire' about what the last few years have looked like for the band. You can read the full interview HERE but here's a snippet:
When you hung your boots up before, the musical landscape was so different and Madina Lake are a band related to a very different period of time. It’s a pretty amazing thing when you have people reacting with that same excitement to your music as they would have a decade ago.
“Absolutely. It blows our minds. We’ve always been extremely grateful for the support that we have had over the years. Music has splintered into so many different directions now, but there was something really special about that time. The genre felt like this incredible extended family that stretched around the world and nobody from that family has actually gone anywhere. It wasn’t just a flash in the pan thing for a lot of bands and fans. I think that says a lot about this community and we’re very lucky to be a part of it.”
So it must feel like there’s no limit on what the future looks like?
“It’s difficult to explain but with the way that the idea of an album has changed and with the ability to stay as connected as we can now, it’s given everybody the ability to pop in and out as they see fit. Creatively, especially for us, it’s not something that you can just switch on and off. We would never release music that we weren’t incredibly proud of or feel good about."
“Our perfect vision for the future is to be able to put out five songs a year and play some festivals or some short tours intermittently. If we’re at a point where we can do that, that’s about as fulfilling as anything we could ask for. As long as the support is out there and people are interested in the thing that we do, then we will be lucky to be able to do it.”
Madina Lake also make an appearance in this month's Rock Sound, telling us the story behind their track 'Here I Stand'. Get your copy from right HERE