English indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club have released “Is It Real” as their final single off of their upcoming album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, which comes out this Friday, January 17th.
This is the fourth single off of the band’s fifth studio album after a three-year hiatus. This track follows the release of “Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You),” “Racing Stripes” and “I Can Hardly Speak.”
The upbeat song fuses layered harmonizing vocals, sweet electric guitar, and steady drums, taking listeners on a nostalgic journey. Lyrics like “Is it real? I wanna go back/Times have all changed and I don’t want that/’Cause I feel our lives roll past/Look the wrong way when I’m moving too fast” acknowledge the ways in which life often feels too short and the bittersweet sentiments that come with self-reflection.
Listen to “Is It Real” below.
Everything Else Has Gone Wrong drops this Friday.