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Listen: Middle Kids release sentimental new single ‘Stacking Chairs’

Australian trio Middle Kids are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming album, Today We’re The Greatest, on March 19th via Domino, and today they’ve previewed the album with a sentimental new single called “Stacking Chairs.”

“Stacking Chairs” is all about the relationship between bandmembers Hannah Joy and Tim Fitz. The emotional new tune slowly builds into a powerful guitar line, as frontwoman Hannah Joy delivers loving lines like, “When the wheels come off, I’ll be your spare/ When the party’s over, I’ll be stacking the chairs/ When the world turns on you, I will be there.”

“I never thought I was going to get married – I din’t think I would be able to love someone forever,” frontwoman Hannah Joy explains of the new track. “I was scared that I would feel trapped and suffocated or alternatively leave or be left with a pile of ash and rubble. Going on the journey of marriage with Tim has been profound. It is very liberating having someone see you in your entirety and stay. Tim embodies that kind of ‘stacking chairs’ love – he’s not just about the party. He’s around afterward when I’m tired and ugly and loves me in those moments.”

Listen to “Stacking Chairs” below.

“Hannah was nailing vocal and guitar takes with a huge belly,” Fitz adds. “Then she would sleep on the couch while we worked on other stuff. We recorded 12 songs in 14 days and left the studio on the last day to fly back to Australia for a tour. It was an intense time…There are these triumphant trills that come in at the beginning of each chorus which is about 20 things all playing the same chord and rhythm.”

Today We’re The Greatest is also set to feature previously released singles, “R U 4 Me?,” “Questions,” and “Cellophane (Brain).”

Revisit the tracklist for Today We’re The Greatest below.
Today We’re The Greatest Tracklist:

01 – “Bad Neighbours”
02 – “Cellophane (Brain)”
03 – “R U 4 Me?”
04 – “Questions”
05 – “Lost in Los Angeles”
06 – “Golden Star”
07 – “Summer Hill”
08 – “Some People Stay In Our Hearts Forever”
09 – “Run With You”
10 – “I Don’t Care”
11 – “Stacking Chairs”
12 – “Today We’re The Greatest”
Lead photo courtesy of Daphne Nguyen.

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