MOURN Announce forthcoming album Self Worth Share new single ‘This Feeling Is Digusting’

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MOURN Announce forthcoming album Self Worth Share new single 'This Feeling Is Digusting'
Praise for first single ‘Call You Back’ 
Mourn is taking a different approach to these times – Billboard 
Song of the Day” – KEXP 
Serrated, infectiously melodic” – Stereogum
90s emo-core realness that feels jagged and beautiful” – REMEZCLA
Early-aughts alt at its finest” – Jezebel 

Today Barcelona trio, MOURN, announces their forthcoming album, Self Worth, out Friday 30 October via Captured Tracks / Remote Control. Along with the announcement, MOURN released their second single and music video for ‘This Feeling Is Disgusting’. The video opens on the trio during a therapy session about the current state of the world and articulates the honest, angsty emotion that “it sucks.” Two chords and a small melody tame the listener before the storm breaks: the future is uncertain, but they want this to work out. The single follows the release of ‘Call You Back’ that Stereogum called “serrated and infectiously melodic” and KEXP hailed as their “Song of the Day.

MOURN on ‘This Feeling Is Disgusting‘: “The song is really about fear of the future, being anxious about what’s going to happen, not knowing if you’re going to be able to earn a living or not. It’s a really happy song, but one that represents being stressed out. The idea of “I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford an apartment any time soon, but hey, let’s dance and have fun!” That’s the concept behind it, and that’s what I was thinking about while writing the lyrics. I also thought about my parents, and everyone’s parents. They often have high expectations for you, or they want a certain lifestyle for you, and you don’t always agree with that. So you try so hard to do life your own way, but you’re super stressed out and you’re scared, and every now and then you think “Is it worth it?” In the end, I think it’s worth it.

MOURN on video: “The video represents us in therapy. The psychologist in the video is our drummer Victor. I was recently diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety, so I’ve been going to therapy myself, and we wanted to show that in a positive way, to make it fun and lighthearted, and let people know that it’s ok to go to therapy and to take care of yourself.  We wanted the video to represent how we feel, and the crazy thoughts we have within the space of a therapy office. You can see that throughout the video, even when the setting changes, the sofa and the therapist’s chair are always in the scene. We’re always in that physical space, but our brains take us to happier places. It’s about trying to find your happy place within all the negative feelings.”

Adversity does not incite the best feelings: frustration, anger, fear, anxiety – nothing unusual for today’s world. The members of MOURN know quite a bit about these setbacks, but a latent belief persists within: the negative will eventually become positive. It’s the belief of facing and overcoming a problem. To come out reinforced: the wonder of resilience. It’s the belief of what they are worth, whatever people say. It’s the name they chose for their new album: Self WorthMOURN is an enclave of post-teens dealing with the dilemmas of adult life. “This album gave us what we needed: self-worth, the desire to go forward, to love ourselves, with everything, with the good and bad. This album empowers us.”

A lot’s changed for the Catalan three-piece since the release of Sorpresa Familia, their boisterous 2018 record, that was praised by Pitchfork complementing their “newfound maturity of songcraft without sacrificing youthful energy” and NPR saying “equal parts joy and rage.” They’ve undergone a lineup change (drummer Antonio Postius left the band in 2019) and done a fair amount of growing up. As a result, they don’t feel as angry as they did on Sorpresa – their new music is brighter, borne of a more peaceful, collaborative creative process. The band isn’t the same as when they formed. The world isn’t either. MOURN grew up, and that’s evident in the songs that make up Self Worth. Their melodies – energetic and captivating – venture into less level grounds, and their lyrics show their newfound readiness to tackle issues of a different weight and size

MOURN – ‘This Feeling Is Disgusting’
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MOURN – Self Worth is out Friday 30 October
via Captured Tracks / Remote Control.
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