After five years in the making, Islands, the indie-rock band from Montreal are back. Yesterday (May 13) they released another single from their long-awaited new album Islomania. Following behind their first two singles, “(We Like to) Do It With the Lights On” and “Set the Fairlight”, Islands successfully create another punchy-pop dance tune with “Carpenter.”
Frontman Nicholas Thorburn revealed that “this one was an early song that I demoed at home as a little throwaway.” Continuing he said,
“Unfinished, it sat on a folder on my computer collecting digital dust until I stumbled upon it many months later. I had completely forgotten about it and listening back, I was totally caught off guard. It sounded like I was singing someone else’s song. I was excited so I set about finishing it immediately. Once I’d tidied it up, I eventually brought it to producer Patrick Ford, who helped the band fine-tune the push and pull with regards to the quiet/loud sections. Lyrically it’s like a ‘woulda coulda shoulda’ sliding doors-type imagining.”
Listen to “Carpenter” below.
Islomania is set for release in full on June 11 via Royal Mountain Records.