IDLES today released the first track from the British band's upcoming album, Crawler.
Titled "The Beachland Ballroom," the song is a soulful tune that frontman Joe Talbot told Mojo is "the most important song on the album.” IDLES, local fans will remember, played the Beachland in 2019.
“There's so many bands that go through the small rooms and dream of making it into the big rooms. Being able to write a soul tune like this made me go, fuck — we’re at a place where we're actually allowed to go to these big rooms and be creative and not just go through the motions and really appreciate what we’ve got. The song is sort of an allegory of feeling lost and getting through it. It's one that I really love singing.”