9.3.22

The Mainline Song by Spiritualized










The Mainline Song is taken from the upcoming album Everything Was Beautiful by Spiritualized. The album is set to be released on April 22nd, 2022 via Bella Union, and The Mainline Song was inspired in part by the demonstrations that took place in the United States near the conclusion of the first Lockdown in 2020. J Spaceman directed the video for the song.

"I felt like I'd been in training for this my whole life," J Spaceman says of his love of isolation, redefining loneliness as "beautiful solitude." He'd wander through a vacant "Roman London," where "even the sirens had stopped singing" and the earth was "full of birdsong and strangeness and no contrails."

On Everything Was Beautiful, the ninth album by Spiritualized, Spaceman performs 16 different instruments. The songs were recorded in 11 separate studios, as well as at his residence, while he recruited more than thirty musicians and vocalists, including his daughter Poppy, long-time partner and friend John Coxon, string and brass sections, choirs, finger bells and chimes from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

Spaceman comments: “There was so much information on it that the slightest move would unbalance it, but going around in circles is important to me. Not like you’re spiraling out of control but you’re going around and around and on each revolution you hold onto the good each time. Sure, you get mistakes as well, but you hold on to some of those too and that’s how you kind of... achieve. Well, you get there.”

The Mainline Song is a deep, bright, and soulful alternative rock piece that reflects the vivid energy of Spiritualized which we've grown to admire, in a six-minute magnificent total.

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Spiritualized
Video directed by J Spaceman
Original artwork design concept by Farrow

Bella Union