The Murder Capital have shared a new track, ‘Return My Head’, the latest preview of their forthcoming record Gigi’s Recovery – out January 20 via Human Season Records. Following previous cuts ‘Only Good Things’ and ‘A Thousand Lives’, the single arrives with an accompanying video directed by the band’s own Gabriel Paschal Blake. Check it out below.
“’Return My Head’ was written in a place of pure frustration, feeling like our sanity had been unwillingly removed through periods of isolation,” frontman James McGovern explained in a press release. “All I wanted at this point was to get my head back, and to throw it away again. But on my own terms. ‘Return my head, and throw it to the crowd’.”
Blake had this to say about the song’s visual:
I wanted to show the rag dolling that can occur to us going from one state of being to another, while always remaining being the same person. The extensions of ourselves that we create to protect ourselves even when we’re alone, and the evident and necessary advice that we receive to continue following and perusing our passions from our friends and family, demonstrated by my own family friends Megan, Nic, Ruairí and Pump.
To me, ‘Return My Head’ is the desire to return your mind to a place of peace and stability, and the belief that to do so, is possible. We shot it in my old secondary school recreational hall. We produced it ourselves. At its best to me, the narrative of the ‘Return My Head’ about coming back to a safety.