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The Wombats Return With New Song Method To The Madness

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Phil Smithies/Sarah Louise Bennett/Pete Novosel/Signe Luksengard

The Wombats have returned with a new song.

Method To The Madness marks the Liverpool-formed trio's first material since their fourth album, 2018's 'Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life'.

Building from a melancholic, piano-led composition into a dramatic percussion-heavy crescendo, the R&B-leaning track arrives with a video directed by Aaron Brown.

There's currently no news on whether the song will appear as part of a larger body of work, though the band have teased fans about the start of their next exciting chapter. Frontman Matthew "Murph" Murphy said:

"Method To The Madness is about trying to find patterns within chaos and ultimately giving up, and letting go. Some of the lyrics are lifted from my own honeymoon experience - walking around European cities, being amongst tourists whilst simultaneously being one myself, and generally blagging it with last minute hotel bookings. Feeling excitement but still being fully aware that nothing much has changed."

Discussing the clip, Brown added: "Murph told me where the material of the song came from and I really related to his honesty. The story is about how the muse finds you on its watch, not on ours. It is up to you to step into that inspiration without fear. The world of the muse doesn't make sense, but its beauty is irresistible. It is also scary though. You have to walk down dark hallways and challenge your fears, but when you do you develop a relationship with the muse. You see where it hides out and in turn, what inspires it! By the end of the video, we see our hero bring the muse to life in an intentional way. She has found how to connect with it consciously, and not always be at the mercy of its bidding. Through this healthy relationship, our her has begun the path of an artist."

The Wombats will appear at UK festivals this summer, including Reading and Leeds, and the Neighbourhood Weekender.

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