Temples Announce New Album ‘Exotico’
January 11, 2023
Temples Return with ‘Exotico’
The New Album Produced by Sean Ono Lennon and Mixed by Dave Fridman
Available Everywhere April 14, 2023
First Single “Gamma Rays” Out Today
Watch the Official Music Video
Pre-Order on Limited-Edition Vinyl, Cassette, and CD
Temples have announced the release of their long-awaited new album, Exotico, arriving everywhere via ATO Records on Friday, April 14. Pre-orders are available now. Produced by labelmate Sean Ono Lennon and mixed by GRAMMY® Award-winner Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT), Exotico is heralded by today’s premiere of the stratospheric first single, “Gamma Rays,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
“In the verse lyrics we’re talking about the grandness of nature,” says Temples’ James Bagshaw. “And then the chorus flips that on its head, it sounds like a rejoiceful summer tune about soaking up the rays, but the truth is that soaking up gamma rays will kill you. So, it’s about that juxtaposition of beauty and danger that we often find in nature.”
“Filming in Benidorm was inspiring,” says video director Molly Daniel. “It’s a very surreal and futuristic space – like Margate meets Vegas meets the end of the world! I wanted a video that felt fast paced and took you on a journey through some great locations.”
Temples’ fourth studio album and first full-length recording since 2019’s acclaimed Hot Motion, Exotico marks the British psychedelic rock quartet’s most far-reaching collection thus far, a 16-track panoramic musical travelogue set beyond the horizon on an impossibly utopic island where every song serves as a different stop along the atoll, from beaches with azure blue waters to forest canopies enveloped in rare birdsong. Recorded in studios in London, Brighton, and Worcestershire, songs like “Afterlife” and “Oval Stones” see Temples painting visionary new vistas with cascading melodic waterfalls, contemplative lyrical exploration, and an imaginative creative wanderlust unlike anything previously heard in the band’s already ambitious body of work.
Welcome to Exotico, set beyond the horizon in azure blue waters your holiday destination awaits.
A voyage through postcard vistas, cascading melodic waterfalls and tropical lagoons.
Each song is a place on this atoll, from the beaches where you can soak up the rays to the forest canopies enveloped in rare birdsong you are sure to find a place to relax, unwind or dance into the twilight hours.
Welcome drinks will be served in The Crystal Hall upon arrival.
Enjoy your visit…