Montreal’s Stars have unveiled two new songs, ‘Build a Fire’ and ‘Patterns’. They’re lifted from the band’s forthcoming album From Capelton Hill, which includes the previously shared tracks ‘Pretenders’ and ‘Snowy Owl’. Take a listen below.
“‘Build a Fire’ was written in a fever dream of Covid-19 paranoia and restlessness, somewhere in the middle of last year,” Stars’ Torquill Campbell said in a statement. “I like it because it sounds like Happy Mondays and The Pet Shop Boys at the same time, which is something maybe only we can do? It’s about death. And running from it. As fast as you fucking can.”
Speaking about ‘Patterns’, Amy Millan explained: “Friendship is the only boat that will float you across the storm. With your friends you create the ethos to shield all that tomorrow will throw at you. Some Patterns can be changed. Some Patterns are sacred geometry and will never change. Only what loves will remain.”
From Capelton Hill, Stars’ first album in five years, is out May 27 via Last Gang/MNRK.