The Birthday Suit‘s latest single A Bigger World is out now! The single features Scott Hutchinson from Frightened Rabbit and is a rousing three minutes of swelling vocals, strings and catchy riffs. With this latest offering, The Birthday Suit are stepping forward with their heads held high as Rod Jones transcends his Idlewild roots, proving himself to be one of Scotland’s finest songwriting talents.
Rod from The Birthday Suit recently featured as a guest on Steve Lamacq‘s Roundtable. The single also made the XFM evening playlist, has been championed by BBC Radio Scotland‘s Vic Galloway and Amazing Radio‘s Jim Gellatly and Gill Mills.
A Bigger World is the first single from the band’s third album A Hollow Hole Of Riches, which will be released on 3rd March 2014. With their first two albums, Rod was finding his feet after Idlewild announced their indefinite hiatus but this is a more cohesive sound. The Birthday Suit are very much in keeping with Scotland’s finest musical exports, writing tunes that are exciting and diverse, songs brewed with heart and passion, which tell stories, hearts on sleeves for all to see.
A Bigger World sets the scene for the album’s overall theme of isolation, as each one of us exists within our own small world, but that’s not to say the lyrics are bleak – far from it. It’s a celebration of diversity, and the constantly shifting nature of perspective.
A Bigger World is out now and available to download free with all pre-orders of the album, for more information, visit The Birthday Suit’s official website.