“Mourn is taking a different approach to these times” – Billboard
“Serrated, infectiously melodic” – Stereogum
“Early-aughts alt at its finest” – Jezebel
“Crackles with energy and passion as it confronts existential anxiety through joyful rocking out” – PopMatters
“90s emo-core realness that feels jagged and beautiful” – REMEZCLA
“MOURN are at their most provocative”– CLOUT
Today, Barcelona trio MOURN release their album Self Worth, via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records.
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 Worth. MOURN 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.”
During the album campaign MOURN have released two out of four behind the scenes video diaries of the making of Self Worth. Check out for a more indepth glimpse into their album making process here.
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 Familia – 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.