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Listen: English Teacher Announce Debut Album and Share Single ‘Albert Road’

The Leeds quartet strip things back and produce their most powerful track yet.

It’s been quite the year for English Teacher, appearing on Jools Holland, becoming the latest IVW Ambassadors and of course featuring on the EA FC 24 Soundtrack; the band continues to ride their wave of success by announcing their debut LP ‘This Could Be Texas’. New single, ‘Albert Road’ is the fourth to come from the forthcoming LP which is due on April 12th.

Unlike the universally acclaimed ‘World’s Biggest Paving Slab’ which landed in multiple ‘Tracks of the Year’ lists, ‘Albert Road’ is more balladry and is built around Lily Fontaine’s passionate delivery of lyrics depicting her experience growing up mixed-race; And unlike ‘Mastermind Specialism’ which was full of pop culture reference, Fontaine doesn’t use metaphors and opts for a clearer and more personal performance. A delicate guitar leads the track with brass and synth creeping in towards the end. The outro is much stronger as Fontaine hits a top note as the instrumentation builds and builds for a grand finish. It’s unlike anything we’ve seen from the band thus far but it is one of their best tracks yet.

Speaking on the song, Fontaine says “Sonically and lyrically, it’s about not being quite like one thing, nor quite like another. It’s a feeling of not really fitting in, of struggling to find where you belong.”

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Photo by Tatiana Pozuelo

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