The Jesus and Mary Chain share second single, ‘Chemical Animal’, to be lifted from their incoming ‘Glasgow Eyes’ album
The Jesus and Mary Chain today share the second single, ‘Chemical Animal’, to be lifted from their incoming ‘Glasgow Eyes’ album, due out March 8th and available to pre-order from the Fuzz Club store here
Arriving following the release of recent single ‘jamcod’, Jim Reid says of the more slow-burning and atmospheric ‘Chemical Animal’: “Our work on our autobiography definitely bled into our work on the album. jamcod, the first single from the album, was about that night in 1998 in the House of Blues when the band broke up. 'Chemical Animal’ is different but related. I was thinking back to those dark days of chemical dependency. When you fall so deep into that hole that everything you do is by instinct. The drugs are the driving force. The thing that gets you from a to b is whether you can score. It was a horrible way to live and I’m thankful I don’t live that way any more. One effect is that it made me aware of how our brains, who we are, how we feel, and what we do, depend on our neural chemistry, a chemistry beyond our control. It’s a biological curse we can’t escape.”
2024 promises to be a landmark year for the brothers – Jim and William Reid – as they celebrate 40 years of TJAMC. As well as the new studio album, their first since 2017’s ‘Damage And Joy’, there will be a major UK and European tour, on sale now, and a new autiobigraphy set to be published by Orion/White Rabbit.