Listen: Warpaint Return with New Single ‘Common Blue’ via Rough Trade Records

To honour the feat of two decades together, indie mainstays Warpaint are back with their first new material in two years, announcing their new 7” ‘Common Blue’ b/w ‘Underneath’. For this special release, the band have returned to Rough Trade, the label that housed their debut and majorly cultivated their creative growth.

The band explains, “It feels like a perfect return to where it all began! With these new songs we tie a bow around this time in our lives, and all the experiences and songs we’ve shared over the years.”

With ‘Common Blue’, the quartet – made up of Theresa Wayman (vocals, guitar), Emily Kokal (vocals, guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums) – deliver a masterclass in their trialled and tested craftsmanship. Particularly uplifting, the track affirms “we’ve only got one life to live” and “we could be a butterfly”, a sentiment that runs beneath the entire track, almost subliminal in its intention to inspire and warm. On this, Wayman shares, “It’s intended to inspire freedom! ‘Common Blue’. Rising up again and again, climb a ladder to the sky, catch the view like a butterfly! Everything is possible… it ain’t over till it’s over!”.

‘Common Blue’, and its accompanying video documenting highlights of tour, are an ode to the twenty years Warpaint have spent together. The video closes with “Thank you for riding with us for 20 years…”, both reflecting, and encouraging us and themselves to look forward towards what is to come.

Pre order the vinyl here.

Photo by Richard Ramirez Jr

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