The Manchester trio GoGo Penguin released their anticipated new album: Everything Is Going to Be OK. The music video for the title track accompanies the release, and you can watch it here.
A 13-track project was born during a time of turbulence and loss, recorded in a personally difficult period for the band. The album studio time offered the band a sanctuary from real life. The resulting project draws its strength from a shared understanding and empathy with a vibrant and hopeful sonic.
Speaking on the title track Everything Is Going To Be OK, the band state:
“[Nick] A few years ago our monitor engineer put a sticker on my bass amplifier that said the phrase Everything Is Going to Be OK. Every time I go to switch it on, I see this message. When we were writing this track, we recorded a quick demo and Chris asked me what we should call it. I just instinctively said Everything Is Going to Be OK. As time went on and we grew into the band’s new chapter, the title became more resonant and meaningful.
[Chris] When Nick and I were chatting about the title we realised we were both considering it from different angles: it brings both a sense of comfort and futility. The reality is that things won’t always be OK, there will always be ups and downs in life and that’s ok. But when someone says to you Everything Is Going to Be OK those words come from a place of love and respect, it’s a reminder that they care for you and are there for you. It’s been a tough few years for us all and it’s a beautiful thing to be reminded that we are there for each other and will be no matter what life throws at us.”
Stream the album in full here.