Having lived their rollercoaster ride to the top of the charts and main stages inside just two years, The Lathums state their intentions to supercharge their continued rise with the release of Say My Name – OUT NOW. It’s the first, incendiary single to be lifted from their upcoming, second album: From Nothing To A Little Bit More.
Simultaneously stating that the album, set for release on Fri 3rd March 2023 on Island Records will be ‘an act of rebellion having seen the rules of the game’ and encompass more of the ‘sad and strange’, the new single follows springtime’s infectious, soaring teaser, Sad Face Baby out into The Lathums’ brave new world. Promising a total of eleven songs, From Nothing To A Little Bit More follows the UK Official Album Charts No.1 success of the band’s 2021 debut, How Beautiful Life Can Be.
After showcasing Say My Name in front of fans during a busy summer, including blistering, coming-of-age performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals, any initial shyness, naivety or insecurity felt by The Lathums has dissipated in favour of an unapologetically expanded live sound. Say My Name is the first concrete indication that the same, fresh sense of possibility surrounding the band’s enhanced stage set-up has followed them into the studio.
Lyrically emotive, running river deep for front man, Alex Moore, yet audaciously stitched with stadium-sized guitars and brooding rhythms, the statement single found its voice with Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club) in the album producer’s chair.
Reflecting on the track, Moore says: “’Say My Name’ is a more recent song and, like everything we seem to do, has profound personal meanings. It’s a conversation with someone who has gone, with them speaking to the person who is alive, saying the things that they want to hear.”