Published Apr 27, 2020BADBADNOTGOOD have returned with two new songs, marking their first original material since 2018. You can hear "Goodbye Blue," featuring Jonah Yano and the instrumental "Glide (Goodbye Blue Pt. 2)" in the players below.
BADBADNOTGOOD's latest with Yano is the third of a series of collaborations dating back to last year. They previously teamed up on the songwriter's solo track "nervous," ahead of covering a rarity from soul group Majestics for Light in the Attic.
"Goodbye Blue" and "Glide (Goodbye Blue Pt. 2)" mark BADBADNOTGOOD's first original releases since 2018 single "Tried" with Little Dragon. BBNG last delivered their IV album in 2016.
In a statement, bassist Chester Hansen explained the following:
The end of 2018 was the beginning of the first long break from touring that we've had basically since we started as a band. It was a time of reflection and the opportunity for us to explore all sorts of things. "Goodbye Blue" was one of the songs that came out of this. Eventually, we worked some of the melodies and feeling into a second instrumental which felt like it stood on its own, but was definitely a companion piece. We hope that everyone enjoys these two songs and they offer some peace in these troubled times.
Last year saw co-founder and longtime keyboardist Matthew Tavares confirm his departure from the group. He teamed with former bandmate, saxophonist Leland Whitty, on collaborative album Visions this past March.
Whitty and drummer Alexander Sowinski scored Canadian thriller film Disappearance at Clifton Hill earlier this year, telling Exclaim! that the process helped to inform a highly anticipated fifth studio album.
BADBADNOTGOOD also contributed to a new album from Thundercat, while Sowinski recently worked with Toronto band Jaunt.