The Go! Team Ready New Album 'Get Up Sequences Part One'
Listen to their new song "World Remember Me Now"
Published Mar 18, 2021The Go! Team have returned with plans to release a brand new record — their first in three years. Titled Get Up Sequences Part One, the album will arrive via Memphis Industries on July 2.
In compiling the album, songwriter Ian Parton explained he lost partial hearing after being diagnosed with Meniere's disease, which morphed the project into a metaphorical "life raft" as he adjusted to his condition.
I lost hearing in my right ear halfway during the making of this record. I woke up one Thursday in October 2019 and my hearing was different in some way — it fluctuated over a few weeks and at one point everything sounded like a Dalek. I seem to remember listening to music was bordering on unbearable.
Over time it settled into just a tiny bit of hi-end being audible on my right side. I thought the hearing loss was from playing music too loud over the years but it turns out I was just unlucky and it was a rare condition called Meniere's. It was traumatic to keep listening to songs I knew well but which suddenly sounded different and it was an odd juxtaposition to listen to upbeat music when I was on such a downer.
The trauma of losing my hearing gave the music a different dimension for me and it transformed the album into more of a life raft.
Today, the group have shared the record's lead single "World Remember Me Now." Performed by Go! Team lead vocalist Ninja and members of the Kansas City Girls Choir, the song is "about feeling forgotten in the modern world."
"It was written ages ago but has become strangely relevant to the world now. It's easy to feel forgotten at the moment," Parton said of the track.
Get Up Sequences Part One marks the Go! Team's sixth studio album and follow-up to 2018's Semicircle.
Listen to "World Remember Me Now" below, where you can also find the record's tracklisting.
Get Up Sequences Part One:
1. Let the Seasons Work
2. Cookie Scene
3. A Memo for Maceo
4. We Do it but Never Know Why
5. Freedom Now
7. I Loved You Better
8. A Bee Without its Sting
9. Tame the Great Plains
10. World Remember Me Now
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