“I can’t remember the exact genesis of the track, but it is definitely one of Craig’s,” frontman Guy Garvey explained in a statement. “In some ways it’s familiar territory lyrically, it has similar sentiments to ‘Mirrorball’ but it draws heavily on my teenage years: the bottle green in the song is the colour of my school uniform and the six lanes is the traffic on the road to school in Prestwich.”
He added: “Though that six lanes line was something I originally wrote back in the early elbow days when I sat in The Cornerhouse people watching so it’s a double reminisce and a return to my love of writing about love.”
Flying Dream 1, the band’s ninth LP, is set for release on November 19. It was led by the single ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.