British band The Vaccines released “Heartbreak Kid” on September 20th Super Easy/Thirty Tigers. It’s from their forthcoming sixth album Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations, which will be released on January 12th. The album was produced by Andrew Wells (Halsey, Phoebe Bridgers).
“There are two types of people in the world – people that have had their heart broken and people that haven’t had their heart broken yet,” said lead singer Justin Young. “‘Heartbreak Kid’ is a call to arms, a reminder that in a world where too many of us feel too detached too often, facing your feelings head on can make you feel more alive, even if it feels like the world is ending. It’s a song to keep you company on the busy freeway that connects loss to discovery.”
The Vaccines are Justin Young (lead vocals, guitars), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals), Timothy Lanham (guitars, keys, vocals) and Yoann Intonti (drums). Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations was recorded at producer Andrew Wells’ home studio in Los Angeles and maxied by Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips).
On the album, Young said, “It’s about loss. And coming to terms with that loss – not necessarily grieving for it, but trying to get a new understanding of it.”