BY: JOEY REAMS
Canadian indie-rock band Islands has returned with the announcement of a new album, Islomania. This is the band’s first album in five years. With this announcement, the band also released a new single with a music video. This is great news for Islands fans, considering lead singer Nick Thornburg claims to have silently ended the band and retired from music in 2016.
The single, “(We Like To) Do It With The Lights On,” is a straight-forward upbeat tune that makes for easy listening. On top of that, the music video is full of energy from awkward yet fun dancing from Thorburn with dancer Gigi Todisco.
You can watch the music video below.
“I came up with the song title as a tossed-off joke,” Thorburn said of the new single. “It seemed fitting with the kind of playful innuendo that seems to do well in the pop sphere. Once I started to flesh it out after booting up the band again, I realized it was mine and for Islands only. I started it with the groove first and built the melody off the top. This is like most of the songs on this record, which is new for me.”
This all comes with the announcement of a new album, Islomania, expected to be released on June 11, 2021, via Royal Mountain Records. The announcement comes almost exactly 15 years from the release of their debut album, Return To The Sea.