Engineers will release its upcoming fourth studio album, Always Returning, on September 16 through Kscope. Today, the band has teamed up with Under the Radar to launch a music video for the track "Fight or Flight" at:http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/premiere_engineers_fight_or_flight_video/.
"The video was mainly filmed in West Yorkshire but features a cameo from a butterfly at the end that flew into my studio and got trapped behind the window," Engineers multi-instrumentalist Mark Peters told Under the Radar. "I thought it was the perfect metaphor for the song so filmed it trying to get out for a bit before helping it to fly away."
Written and recorded alone at home in York by Peters before being coated with deft brush strokes of ambient electronica by celebrated German artist/producer, Ulrich Schnauss, Always Returning is a record that unhurriedly drifts in and out of focus, hinting at themes without ever making them so explicit that the listener can't map out their own personal interpretations. It delivers an overall emotional heft that's impossible to pull away from.
An Always Returning teaser video containing snippets of the tracks "Searched for Answers," "Always Returning" plus "Fight or Flight" can be seen on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GswJTg4ykGw.
1. Bless the Painter
2. Fight or Flight
3. It Rings so True
4. Drive Your Car
6. Searched for Answers
7. Smiling Back
8. A Million Voices
9. Smoke and Mirrors
10. Always Returning
Engineers - with London based drummer and composer, Matthew Linley, rounding out the line-up - has been creating mesmerizing music with brilliantly shaded guitar textures and teasing lyrical ambiguities for over 10 years across three albums - 2005's debut Engineers ("hypnotic lullabies from beautific Brit newcomers" **** Q), 2009's Three Fact Fader ("a blistering statement of intent" **** The Sunday Times), and 2010's swift follow-up In Praise Of More ("should be given to most UK bands as an example of in making an album that is a joy to behold" 8/10 Clash).
Stay tuned for more information on Engineers and Always Returning, out this September on Kscope.