BY: JOEY REAMS
The England-based indie rock band The Go! Team has shared a new single before releasing their upcoming fifth album, Get Up Sequences Part One, which arrives July 2 via Memphis Industries. The song “World Remember Me Now” is fun and nostalgic, which takes the listener back to simpler times. It is performed by Go! Team lead vocalist Ninja and members of the Kansas City Girls Choir.
The album is recorded around band member Ian Parton’s diagnosis with Meniere’s disease, and inner-ear condition that causes vertigo.
“I lost hearing in my right ear halfway during the making of this record,” said Parton. “I woke up one Thursday in October 2019 and my hearing was different in some way—it fluctuated over a few weeks and at one point everything sounded like a Dalek. I seem to remember listening to music was bordering on unbearable. Over time it settled into just a tiny bit of hi end being audible on my right side. I thought the hearing loss was from playing music too loud over the years but it turns out I was just unlucky and it was a rare condition called Menieres. It was traumatic to keep listening to songs I knew well but which suddenly sounded different and it was an odd juxtaposition to listen to upbeat music when I was on such a downer. The trauma of losing my hearing gave the music a different dimension for me and it transformed the album into more of a life raft.”
The Go! Team’s last studio album, SEMICIRCLE, was released in 2018. Check out the new music video below: