Dunedin’s finest, The Chills release their seventh studio album Scatterbrain, a glorious self-examination of Martin Phillipps’ songwriting hot (ish) on the heels of the hugely successful Snowbound (2018) and the critically-acclaimed movie ‘The Chills: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Martin Phillipps’ a year later.

Now in 2021, Phillipps is now taking stock of things – everything. Yes, everything. The result is this triumphant new Chills’ album Scatterbrain, a thought-provoking and evocative take from a man who has lived through good times and bad. A mature and honest reflection on life, destiny and the fate of our times delivered in beautiful melodies with Phillipps’ trademarked incisive turn of phrase. Viewed from the perspective of a man understanding his age and indeed his own mortality, the new album takes a mature look at matters arising with a side order of perspective. Scatterbrain is a life passing before your ears as uncertainty increases and fake news rumbles on; during which aliens invade, Phillipps scales the walls beyond abandon as he probes the minutiae of worlds within worlds and the hourglass fills. A landmark album from one of the great modern song writers, it’s pure pop music for the new normal and we can’t wait to see how it ends…

 

Tracklist:

Monolith  
Hourglass  
Destiny  
Caught In My Eye  
You're Immortal  
Little Alien  
Safe And Sound  
Worlds Within Worlds  
Scatterbrain  
The Walls Beyond Abandon

 

Label: Fire Records

Catalogue Number:  FIRELP581

THE CHILLS - SCATTERBRAIN

£22.99Price