English psych-rock quartet Temples are setting the stage for a new album to be released in early 2017. Our first listen in to the yet to be titled effort builds upon where they left off with 2014’s Sun Structures, which frontman James Bagshaw says about the single:

When writing the melody for ‘Certainty,’ I wanted to create something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist. Producing the song was as much about layering as it was about sparseness—the verses needed to reveal the thumping motion of the bass and the reflective lyrics, and the melody had to be paired with the right ambience. The chorus was approached in an opposite way, layer after layer, thickening the sound. There’s a blend between moog bass, and actual bass, and the song switches between synthetic and analogue sounds throughout. The guitar mirrors the synth, and visa versa.

Kyle is the WFPK Music Director.