Field Music‘s forthcoming 6th full length album, Open Here, is set to be released via Memphis Industries on February 2, and with the release a little over a week away the band are sharing the third single from the album, a track called Share a Pillow.
Centered around a Roxy Music-esque saxophone stomp that gives way to a characteristically inventive selection of vocal, guitar and horn arrangements, the track captures the jittery energy and surprising danceability that have become hallmarks of the band’s meticulously-crafted art pop. In contrast to the song’s upbeat strut, its lyrics, according to Field Music’s Peter Brewis, have a surprisingly domestic origin, as they were derived from the bed time lamentations of his young son, before being layered over a propulsive rhythm with an unlikely source of inspiration.
“This one was inspired by my son creeping into my bed during the night – and him and I having to have a talk about why he needs to be in his own bed.” Brewis explains. “I’d say ‘There’s no room / You have your own bed etc’. And, he’d often reply with, ‘it’s fine dad, we can share a pillow’, ‘I’m lonely in my room’, ‘it’s too late to go back to bed’. I thought it could come across in a few different ways so I just wrote some of this stuff down without being specific with what it was about…and set then it to the Uptown Girl drum beat!”