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Columbia Mills return with the second single off of their upcoming third album; an anthemic new single 'Addiction.'
Columbia Mills have returned with a new indie rock anthem: a rapturous yet unapologetically candid single called 'Addiction,' which will be released everywhere Friday, April 29th.
Reminiscent of Joy Division or The Nationals, the song's ambient guitar and pulsing back beat drive the track forward — providing a canvas in which the lyrics, which unabashedly address the pervasiveness of addiction, can shine. Dually danceable and thought provoking, nostalgic yet innovative, 'Addiction' is the strongest showing from the outfit to date.
"In society, there seems to be a lack of sympathy towards addicts, particularly those on the margins of society. The song tells the story of the hopeless cyclical nature of addiction," said lead singer Fiachra Treacy on the track.
"We have framed the song with a euphoric upbeat sound to try and disguise it as a love song. There is an effort to highlight the strength of addiction and compare it with the helpless feeling of falling in love and losing control — something everyone can sympathise with.”
The release follows 'Heart of a Nation,' the lead single off of their upcoming third album which is set to drop later this year. The band — comprised of Fiachra Treacy, Ste Ward and Uisneagh Treacy — released their debut album, A Safe Distance to Watch in 2017 followed by 2020's CCTV. Since, they have developed their sound to be uniquely their own; a grimly aware analysis of the world around them superimposed over soft synth, modern shoegaze and indie-pop.
To celebrate the upcoming release, the band has announced a string of headlining dates across Ireland and the UK this fall — including a show at The Academy, Dublin on the 25th of November.
Listen to the Hot Press premiere of 'Addiction,' below:
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