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Approved: Faces On TV

By | Published on Wednesday 28 March 2018

Faces On TV

Following an EP released in 2016, multi-instrumentalist Jasper Maekelberg is set to release his debut album as Faces On TV – ‘Night Funeral’ – on 20 Apr. Ahead of that comes new single ‘Dancing After All’.

“This last year was kind of hard for me”, explains Maekelberg, a busy member of various other bands. “I was touring a lot and when I wasn’t in the van or on a stage I was producing other bands in the studio. This kind of life is not really the ideal combination with a normal social life or a relationship. I grew apart from my girlfriend. She moved to Amsterdam while I was touring Europe. So we never really saw each other. All the songs are rooted in this feeling of growing apart”.

These negative feelings are channelled in different ways. Previous single ‘The Image Of Boy Wonder’ begins with a certain amount of wallowing – “I’m falling seven stories down into quicksand” – while the chorus seems to be an attempt to coax himself out. That theme of redemption then continues on ‘Dancing After All’, both lyrically and its swelling music.

Watch the video for ‘Dancing After All’ here:

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