Hinds announce second album I Don't Run
Today Spanish quartet Hinds announce their long-awaited second record I Don’t Run. Out 6 April via Lucky Number, the new album shows a bigger, faster, and more dexterous Hinds.
To celebrate the announcement, Hinds also share I Don’t Run’s first single, New For You, with a music video that sees the band dominate the football field.
It features guitarist and co-vocalist Carlotta Cosials practically screaming “Sometimes I see myself and I can’t stand my show” before a pining chorus that sees her promise to be her best self.
Of their self-directed music video Cosials says: “I thought it cannot be more Spanish (football) and that it cannot be more a male sport, and that it is good to present a different gender-reality without even trying hard. I think sports are such a good metaphor with life, with goals, passion and suffer.”
The new album is co-produced by the band and Gordon Raphael, and engineered by Shawn Everett, I Don’t Run is the product of a band fighting for their place, a band unwilling to rely upon their successes, a band who have just begun to prove themselves, and a band who plays hard but works even harder.
Hinds’ debut album Leave Me Alone may have been a record of party anthems drenched in metaphors, but with I Don’t Run, they cut to the chase. Some might expect them to write songs about being happy, young and carefree – “but we're not satisfied with that,” explains guitarist and co-vocalist Ana Perrote. “On this album the struggles are clear. We want to be brave.”
I Don’t Run sees Hinds return in honest reflection on a period that changed their lives beyond their wildest imaginations. Since 2014, the band has been on a globetrotting run. They’ve never professed to being error-free, and they're all the more brazen for it having survived everything that’s been thrown at them: world tours, sold-out crowds, harsh criticism, sexism, and all that lies in-between. Hinds have become better musicians, tighter friends and tougher characters.
After everything they’ve overcome, one might think a band like Hinds would have second album jitters, but think again. Hinds are chomping at the bit and with defiant confidence. “We loved making this album,” says Ana Perrote.
“We knew what we wanted and we have what we wanted. This is a new start for us and we're fucking ready.”
1. The Club
4. New For You
5. Echoing My Name
7. Finally Floating
8. I Feel Cold But I Feel More
9. To The Morning Light
11. Ma Nuit
Hinds' - I Don't Run, UK tour dates:
15 March - Glasgow, SWG3
17 March - Manchester, Gorilla
18 March - Bristol, The Fleece
19 March - Lonodn, Electric Brixton
20 March - Brighton, Concorde 2
Hinds' second record I Don’t Run is out 6 April via Lucky Number and is available to pre-order now.