Explosions In The Sky Share Video For New Single “Moving On” – Taken From Upcoming Album “End” out 15th September via Bella Union 

August 22, 2023
Photo credit Nick Simonite

Explosions In The Sky Share Video For New Single “Moving On”

Taken From Upcoming Album “End” out 15th September via Bella Union 

On 15th September Explosions In The Sky release End, their first album in seven years, via Bella Union. End is perhaps the grandest Explosions in the Sky album to date – melding the quiet restraint and crushing weight of their early recordings with the aural exploration and ornate experimentation of their later works (while incorporating their increasingly deep film and television scoring catalogue). Following lead track “Ten Billion People”, now the band share new single “Moving On” which is perhaps the most joyous and euphoric moment on the album. The track comes accompanied by a striking video created by featuring footage shot by the band and edited by Kyle Snider.

Another emotional and captivating composition from Explosions In The Sky. Enhancing the affectionate foundations of this immersive structure and allowing experimentation to shine. The enchanting power of Explosions in the Sky once again exudes from every attribute and the impressive energy throughout the new single.

End was inspired by darkness, but became a loud, dramatic, wild rumination on life and death. “Our starting point was the concept of an ending—death, or the end of a friendship or relationship,” state the band. “Every song comes from a story, or an idea one of us has had that we’ve all expanded on and made its own world. Maybe it’s our nature, but we kept feeling that the album title was ultimately open to a lot more interpretation—the end of a thing or a time can mean a stop, but it can also mean a beginning, and what happens after one thing ends might pale in comparison to what it becomes next.”

Explosions in the Sky have become the gold standard for bold, emotional, cinematic music. They’ve slowly and organically grown from humble beginnings playing questionably located DIY spaces to opening for Fugazi and Built To Spill to headlining globally renowned venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Royal Albert Hall, the Greek Theatre, and the Sydney Opera House. Nearly 25 years of being a band (with the same line-up the entire time), they’ve achieved remarkable critical and commercial success making an especially non-commercial style of music – having sold nearly two million albums worldwide and scored five major motion pictures to date. They’ve become the sound of modern sports films, documentaries, and television series – due largely to their genre-defining Friday Night Lights score – and have found a diverse array of major artists as fans as well, having been invited to tour with Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, and many others.

End marks the band’s seventh, but not final, studio album.

1. Ten Billion People

2. Moving On

3. Loved Ones

4. Peace or Quiet

5. All Mountains

6. The Fight

7. It’s Never Going To Stop

Earlier this year Explosions In The Sky announced THE END TOUR taking place in September through to November. The tour will see the band play 26 cities around the world including 12 UK and European shows in the second half of the tour. These are the band’s first live dates since 2020. Tickets are available via the band’s website. UK and European dates below:

Monday 6th November – Dublin – Vicar Street

Tuesday 7th November – Manchester – Albert Hall

Wednesday 8th November – London – Troxy

Thursday 9th November – Brussels – Ancienne Belgique

Saturday 11th November – Antwerp – De Roma

Monday 13th November – Utrecht – Tivoli

Tuesday 14th November – Berlin – Astra

Wednesday 15th November – Koln – Kantine

Friday 17th November – Paris – Bataclan

Saturday 18th November – Lyon – L’Epicerie Moderne

Sunday 19th November – Barcelona – Sala Razzmatazz

Monday 20th November – Madrid – La Riveria

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