Brooklyn trio Nation of Language are back with a new single, ‘From the Hill’. It will be part of a 7” that’s set for release on December 9 and will include another track, ‘Ground Control’, as a vinyl exclusive. Take a listen below.
“’From the Hill’ is a song reflecting on times when friendships fall apart over romantic entanglement, accompanied by the sensation that you’re somehow watching it happen from above with a more zoomed-out perspective,” singer Ian Devaney explained in a statement. “It can feel at times like certain parts of life are a story with which you’re just following along – the characters enter, they play their role, and then they leave. Often it’ll feel sudden and catch you off guard, and other times you’re able to see that it’s the only way things could have played out despite what you may have wanted.”
The song marks the band’s first new music since their 2021 album A Way Forward. “For us, we’re in a moment right now where it feels good to get this out into the world. It’s one that didn’t really feel like it fit the vibe of A Way Forward, nor is it any real indication of where the next record is likely heading. When that situation arrives we like to use these 7” releases to step outside the larger framework that the albums provide and just release a track that we love, so this is us doing that once again.”
Check out our inspirations interview with Nation of Language.