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The Go! Team announce new album shaped by hearing loss

By | Published on Friday 19 March 2021

The Go! Team

The Go! Team have announced that they will release new album ‘Get Up Sequences Part One’ this summer. They’ve also released new single ‘World Remember Me Now’.

The recording process for what is their sixth album became lengthy and difficult for unexpected reasons, main man Ian Parton explains: “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 high 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”, he continues. “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”.

While the album took on new meaning for Parton as he came to terms with his hearing loss, the delay to its completion also meant that lead single ‘World Remember Me Now’ shifted its context in the midst of the global pandemic.

“I’ve always been interested in people’s daily routines – what people do all day”, says Parton. “[The song] was written ages ago but has become strangely relevant to the world now. It’s easy to feel forgotten at the moment”.

‘Get Up Sequences Part One’ is set to be released via Memphis Industries on 2 Jul. Listen to ‘World Remember Me Now’ here: