After announcing the forthcoming release of Spiritualized‘s eighth studio album And Nothing Hurt last month, band mastermind Jason Pierce has released a song from the album entitled “Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go.” It’s a sumptuously orchestrated singalong, with Pierce delivering the titular lyric with enough tired resolve to make its strange syntax seem perfectly normal.
Previously, Spiritualized released “A Perfect Miracle” and “I’m Your Man,” the former a majestic slow build in the vein of one of his best-known songs, the latter a soul-style ballad whose uplifting horns belied lyrics about a narrator who is “wasted, loaded, permanently folded.” If Pierce is feeling weary lately, perhaps he has good reason to be. He’s previously hinted that And Nothing Hurt could be the last Spiritualized album, and said that it was the first he’d made entirely on his own. “If I’m honest,” he wrote in a statement to announce the album, “all I wanted was for someone to come and play the part and bring their own thing to the record.”
Without that context, you’d never know “Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go” was the result of a smaller-than-usual production, as it has every bit the scope and drama of past Spiritualized records. Hear it below.