Embracing 2022 with everything they’ve got, Australia’s ARIA winners Spacey Jane have a huge year ahead of them. In the midst of a stack of international live dates – and well on their way to completely selling both UK and US tours – the four-piece are gearing up to release their second album Here Comes Everybody on Friday 10 June.
Riding high from the huge native success of debut album Sunlight, which saw sleeper single-turned-megahit “Booster Seat” come in at #2 on Triple J’s coveted Hottest 100 list – and also picked up Song Of The Year at the 2021 ARIAs – they’ve notched over 125m streams, and have already begun to see UK national radio support. BBC Radio 1’s Greg James played recent single “Lunchtime”.
Here Comes Everybody, taken from the working title of Wilco’s seminal album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot – Jeff Tweedy himself writing to the band with his blessing to borrow the phrase – first came to life at the start of the lockdowns in 2020 and features already released tracks “Lunchtime” and “Lots Of Nothing”.
Lead singer Caleb Harper talks through the themes of Here Comes Everybody.
“Our first record (Sunlight) discussed personal experiences of mine and it was a blessing to see how many people related to those stories. I want this record to be for youth persevering and thriving emotionally under the weight of our generational burden made up of climate change, COVID etc. Feeling like you have the responsibility of your entire future on your shoulders without any say in what happens creates anxiety and uncertainty. I think COVID took away the sense of unity that gives young people assurances in such times. I know music isn’t a replacement for taking control and galvanizing positive change, but I hope this record can soundtrack some of those moments in people’s lives.”
Latest single “Sitting Up” further reflects the overarching album themes.
“I wrote this about the way I was feeling and behaving when I was in my final semester of uni before dropping out. I left quite unceremoniously by not showing up to any of my final exams or handing in final assessments. I had no idea who I was, I was seriously depressed and completely spinning out. I felt like I’d created this terrible facade of myself for all of these people that I knew and that really I hadn’t been myself around someone or been truthful about my feelings in years. I didn’t care about my life or what I was doing to my body, I thought I was going to end up dead if I didn’t fix something. I felt like I was the only one going through those feelings and even though that wasn’t true, it made me feel so alone.”