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The Waterboys share psych-tinged new single ‘Here We Go Again’

"This was one of the most instant songs I've ever written," Mike Scott exclusively tells Rolling Stone UK of the new track

By Nick Reilly

The Waterboys' Mike Scott
The Waterboys' Mike Scott (Picture: Press)

The Waterboys have shared ‘Here We Go Again’, a Psychedelic-tinged taste of what to expect from their new album.

The track comes as the ‘Whole Of The Moon’ band gear up to release their latest album ‘All Souls Hill‘ on May 6 via Cooking Vinyl.

Describing the track, which comes alongside a kaleidoscopic music video, frontman Mike Scott said: “This was one of the most instant songs I’ve ever written. My co-producer Simon Dine sent me a thirty second loop and I found myself singing the “Here we go again” chorus along with it.  The song wrote itself from there and I managed to not get in the way.”

The track’s lyrical content, meanwhile, offers a wry look at the repeated mistakes of humanity.

“The words are saying that us humans keep on repeating the same mistakes and yet I still have fun being one,” he said.

“Neil” in the last verse of course is Neil Young who famously responded to a heckle of ‘Your songs all sound the same’ with ‘It’s all the same song’. I love that.  I’m proud to say I’m wearing a pair of Dr Martens striped socks in the video and a pair of Elvis-pink strides from a Tokyo rock’n’roll clothing store called 706 Union.”

‘All Souls Hill’, meanwhile, is billed as one of the band’s most “mysterious” offerings to date.

“All Souls Hill is mysterious, otherworldly, tune-banging and emotional”, Mike said. 

“I made it with Waterboys old and new and my co-producer, brilliant sonic guru Simon Dine. Its nine songs tell stories, explore dreamscapes, and cast a cold but hopeful eye on the human drama.”

You can check out the album track-list in full below.

‘All Souls Hill’
‘The Liar’
‘The Southern Moon’
‘Blackberry Girl’
‘Hollywood Blues’
‘In My Dreams’
‘Once Were Brothers’
‘Here We Go Again’
‘Passing Through’