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All We Are share ‘Not Your Man’, an ecstatic preview of their new album ‘Providence’

Liverpool trio All We Are have dropped a colourful video for their new single Not Your Man, alongside the news that their third album Providence is coming your way this August.

The new track is bright and rambunctious, a celebratory tale of “sticky, sexy, hot” romance; the kind of love you can’t get enough of.

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Photo: Rebecca Hawley

All We Are explode like a firework on Not Your Man, another dazzling and chirpy taste of their upcoming third album Providence. 

A bit of background on All We Are; although formed when the three members met at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts in 2011, nobody in All We Are is from England. Drummer Richard O’Flynn is closest, hailing from Ireland, meanwhile bassist Guro Gikling is Norwegian and guitarist Luis Santos is Brazilian.

After meeting they released a string of EPs ahead of their debut self-titled album, which landed in 2015 and certainly made a splash. Despite often tackling heavier issues, All We Are’s music is groovy and speckled with euphoric hands-in-the-air moments, whether they be perfectly crafted breakdowns or catchy, harmonised falsettos.

Not Your Man follows their MO with a few added nuggets; first and foremost a bassline Stevie Wonder or Kevin Parker would both be happy to name their own. The lyrics are straight-up juicy, comparing the song’s wondrous muse to a piña colada, a taste that’ll hold your attention and dare you to pull yourself away.

The clip for Not Your Man stands as a rare COVID-era music video success story. Directed via video calls with only one band member on set at a time, it was then pieced together into a kaleidoscopic, animated delight. Speaking about the process, director Moon shared:

“You have to have this whole different level of energy to keep everyone’s spirits up, and you run into the issues that become difficult to solve without any crew. All in all a fantastic shoot and I’m chuffed with what we managed to achieve despite the circumstances. All We Are did a great job, as always.”

Providence is set to feature Not Your Man as well as two other recent singles, L Is For Lose and Bad Advice, the album building upon the sunburst world these three tracks foretell. O’Flynn calls it “celebration of the positive things,” no doubt a timely thing for the world to hear right now.

 

Providence is out Friday 14 August via Double Six/Domino Recording Co. Pre-order or pre-save your copy here.