The ninth studio album from Canadian indie pop band Stars, There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light, is set to be released on October 13th, but now a week ahead of that date, NPR is streaming the whole thing in its entirety.
Stars first formed in 2000, and since then they have been consistently putting out new material that shifts from the more orchestrally arranged side of pop to the more danceable synth-laden style. This balancing of contrasting styles is also present lyrically throughout their discography. Stars often write sad songs relating to heartbreak, but often there is the other side of that coin, which is hope. The new album seems to be continuing in that direction.
Alongside the album announcement, the band had this to say about the new album:
“Does no one fall in love under fluorescent light? Pretty sure that’s not true, as many an office romance could attest. But as a statement in support of love’s delusions, we will stand by it. In love, the lights are different, softer; the air has more oxygen in it; and for a second, all you need is a good chorus to believe this might be the one.”
You can stream the new album here.
There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light is out October 13th. Pre-order it here.