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Crowded House Release New Single, ‘Teenage Summer’

Multi-platinum selling rock band Crowded House have just revealed the second taste of their forthcoming album ‘Teenage Summer‘. Their eighth studio album ‘Gravity Stairs‘ is out FridayMay 31st.

The new single played on stage in recent shows, formerly known as ‘Life’s Imitation‘, is now curiously renamed ‘Teenage Summer’. As Neil explains, “My grandson Manaia told me ‘Teenage Summer’ was one of his favourite songs. He’d identified the peak moment in the song, and a light went on. It’s that simple: the children must be heard.”

Produced by the band with Steven Schram (Paul KellySan Cisco), ‘Gravity Stairs’ shows Crowded House in its current incarnation — Neil Finn, Nick SeymourMitchell Froom, and Finn’s sons Elroy and Liam.

Speaking about the album title ‘Gravity Stairs’, Neil says the name was inspired by an unnaturally heavy stone staircase near where Neil vacations. “The Gravity Stairs are symbolic of the struggle to ascend, acknowledging the opposing forces of weight on the mechanics of living. It’s an act of will every day.”

‘Teenage Summer’ is available worldwide now, via BMG
‘Gravity Stairs’ will be available worldwide on Friday, May 31, via BMG
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Written by John Zebra