Published Mar 10, 2020Set to release new album Snapshot of a Beginner later this month, Nap Eyes have now shared another new song from the effort.
"Mystery Calling" — which follows the previously shared "Mark Zuckerberg" and "So Tired" — arrives today alongside an Antoine Lahaie-helmed video that you can find below.
Inspired by the likes of Blade Runner and Under the Skin, Lahaie felt it was important to keep the visuals "abstract and unresolved."
He explained in a statement, "We don't know whether [the band have] been there before, if they're stuck there and passing time, if they have a purpose or they're just chilling...Even though I like to be tongue in cheek I didn't want to fall into something comedic."
Nap Eyes frontman Nigel Chapman explained the song itself as follows:
This is another improvised-origin song. On one level it's basically a description of my homebody ways, and it's also about the way our mundane routines can seem to pull us away from what I'm referring to as 'Mystery' in the song — that is, away from the discovery and creation that seem to be more valuable and important activities in themselves, despite being deemed superficially 'non-practical.' Now, this irritation and sense of being drawn away from what's important is probably mostly illusory. This is because the cosmic mystery is probably accessible even in the midst of the most boring and stressful busywork. At the same time, as any good procrastinator should know, there is quite a lot of good that comes from letting the mind ignore apparently pressing worldly activities in order to let it roam, explore, discover and create.
Snapshot of a Beginner will arrive on March 27 via Royal Mountain/Jagjaguwar. Nap Eyes are currently touring with Destroyer, though they have just added a series of new North American dates. You can see Nap Eyes' updated tour schedule, which includes new stops in Toronto and Montreal, below.
03/11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle %
03/12 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West %
03/13 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge %
03/14 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill %
03/15 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room %
03/16 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater %
03/17 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge %
03/19 Seattle, WA - Neumos %
03/20 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre %
03/22 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
03/25 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
03/27 San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
03/28 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Bar
03/29 San Diego, CA - Casbah
03/30 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
04/01 Austin, TX - Barracuda
04/02 Dallas, TX - Three Links
04/04 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
04/05 Urbana, IL - Rose Bowl Tavern
04/06 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
04/15 London, UK - The Moth Club
04/16 Liverpool, UK - Leaf
04/17 Glasgow, UK - The Hug and Pint
04/18 Leeds, UK - Hyde Park Book Club
04/19 Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds
04/20 Brighton, UK - The Hope & Ruin
04/22 Paris, FR - Le Point Ephemere
04/23 Brussels, BE - Volta
04/24 Rotterdam, NL - V11
04/25 Utrecht, NL - Ekko
05/14 Burlington, VT - Nectar's $
05/15 Allston, MA - Great Scott $
05/16 Portsmouth, NH - The Press Room $
05/17 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade $
05/19 Washington, DC - Songbyrd $
05/20 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's $
05/29 Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall
05/30 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
% with Destroyer
$ with Lionlimb