Los Campesinos! Stick With Their Winning Formula On 'I Broke Up In Amarante'
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

  • Posted by: Gabe Paoletti



Los Campesinos' newly released single "I Broke Up In Amarante" is in the same vein as many of their other hits. The British alt rock influenced indie band comes through with a song containing a large number of power chords, and a guitar-driven chorus. Within the track, lead singer Gareth Campesinos details a difficult breakup occurring while on holiday in Portugal. The title and chorus come from the name of a town in northern Portugal, and Gareth even name checks the local soccer stadium Campo do Carvalhal in his lyrics as the place where he and the girl breakup. The lyrics of the song describe the end of a holiday fling, with a girl whose mother tongue he "can't even hum in," as well as the alcohol abuse that the subject of this song uses to deal with this seemingly minor emotional moment, possibly hinting at larger problems.

This single is released in the lead up to Los Campesinos! upcoming album Sick Scenes, which will come out this February, three years since their last studio release. The band has released the album art and tracklist for this upcoming album and will be embarking on a UK and North American tour starting in December.



Sick Scenes Track List:

1. Renato Dall'Ara (2008)
2. Sad Suppers
3. I Broke Up in Amarante
4. A Slow, Slow Death
5. The Fall of Home
6. 5 Flucloxacillin
7. Heres to the Fourth Time!
8. For Whom the Belly Tolls
9. Got Stendhals
10. A Litany/Heart Swells
11. Hung Empty
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