Plain White T's to Release "Wonders of the Younger" on October 19
Fri, 17 Sep 2010 14:12:20
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Plain White T's will release Wonders of the Younger via Hollywood Records on October 19. Lead single "Rhythm of Love" is at radio now and was shot on a sunny California beach. You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWiwuiT58Yc
Plain White T's frontman Tom Higgenson describes the Ian Kirkpatrick-produced Wonders of the Younger as a collection of songs designed to evoke the feeling of awe and the yearning for adventure remembered from youth. Oh, how I miss my youth and I am still young.
"It's still very much a Plain White T's album," said Higginson in a statement. "The songs are sincere and melodic, no matter what the subject matter. We want to create an experience that takes our fans to an unexpected place while still giving them songs to sing along to."
As Higgenson points out, the band is in a different place than the one that prompted hits like the twice-Grammy nominated "Hey There Delilah" and "1-2-3-4" (two songs that combined for over 5 million digital downloads) and though there's still plenty of room in their world for romantic pop, such as first single "Rhythm of Love" penned and sung by guitarist Tim Lopez (the brightly melodic tune was inspired by a bittersweet romance) they're also branching into some adventurous new territory. It was during a performance of Cirque du Soleil's "O" he caught during a Vegas visit that the idea for the new set first took shape. "It just woke something up in me – this wonder," the singer/guitarist/songwriter recalled. "It was dark yet nostalgic. I thought, I want to make an album that gives people this feeling."
Fans who've heard "Welcome to Mystery," the band's contribution to the Almost Alice compilation that accompanied Tim Burton's 3D blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, will have an inkling of where the T's are headed. The track's playfully mysterious vibe, sonic grandeur and expansive sense of possibility, Higgenson says, are the essence of the new set's approach. It will appear on the new album as well. "We've been fans of Tim Burton's since ‘Beetlejuice,' so just being associated with the movie was amazing," he elaborates. "It also offered us the opportunity to give people a taste of what we're doing now."
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