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Temples are set to release their sophomore album, Volcano, on March 3rd via Fat Possum. The English quartet now shares album closer, "Strange Or Be Forgotten." Written by bassist Tom Walmsley, it’s one of the songs that best showcases the band’s innate knack for creating undulating dream pop and pristine melodies as it questions one’s identity in a world where everyone is trying to stand out in some way. Tom Walmsley had to say about "Strange Or Be Forgotten": "We’re continually inundated with pressure in modern life to have to make something of ourselves and leave behind a legacy in this world. ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ is our way of questioning the necessity of having to be all so individual and unique – when really it’s our true selves that should be celebrated." Temples — James Bagshaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Walmsley (bass, backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) and Adam Smith (keys) – will return to North America next month as they headline the 2017 Desert Daze Caravan. Following a sold out national tour last fall, this upcoming run is Temples’ first North American tour in support of Volcano. Indie-psych band Temples have released their track Strange Or Be Forgotten - garnering up some excitement for their soon-to-be-released second album Volcano - with a beautiful and thought-provoking video directed by James Beale. We witness an unusual photoshoot set in an a cavernous, industrial arch, where frontman James Bagshaw is eager to capture a fraction of the essence in his larger-than-life subjects. These eccentric characters reveal their creative, passionate and occasionally quite tortured selves, through their unique artistic expression. A fabulous bearded lady drag show, an intense extended-arm drawing is created, tears fall on demand, and full body painting is performed, and what's most powerful perhaps is the subjects' palpable confrontation with their own vulnerability, as they face the band like an artist facing an expressionless jury panel. FROM THE DIRECTOR JAMES BEALE: "At it’s core this video is about being comfortable and confident in yourself, no matter who you are. I think we have moved into an age where people are genuinely worried whether they are kooky or different enough to fit in. Shock value seems to be at an all time high, be strange or be forgotten. I wanted to cut through that and find a number of diverse people whose emotions manifest physically through some kind of performance. So that’s what we did. "We found eight characters, from bricklayers to drag queens, and asked them to come perform their own personal act. During their performances we shot a lot of stuff pretending to be practising or having camera difficulties to catch them unaware. Natural real character. We wanted to see different sides to each person not just their show face. Insecurities. Confidence. Anxiety. Then switch the act on. Empowerment. Emotion. Intensity. It’s brilliant to be different if that is who you are, you should embrace it, but it’s not all that matters. Hopefully I’ve somehow shown that."

Song Lyrics:

I was looking at the sky
It's nothing worth you see
Suddenly appear through the silver limousine
Floating in the air
Guarding into dream
Shadow leave you cracks, growing into me

Is there a part before leave for,
call of the night time
When did the sun is slow dream on,
form of the night time

I don't know what to take now
I will envy the awkward feeling
That's being in the dead night
Will I ever be something more than

Strange, strange or be forgotten
A state from a past infection
A friend sitting in the illusion and
Be strange, strange or be forgotten

I am living in the past
Future came to me
Caught up in the time listen and then read
Coming to the form
Waiting till you feel
Caught up in the time in a different century

Empyrean, you were lying from the first time
Never you smile, we were lying for the last time

I don't know what to take now
I will envy the awkward feeling
That's being in the dead night
Will I ever be something more than

Strange, strange or be forgotten
A state from a past infection
A friend sitting in the illusion and
Be strange, strange or be forgotten


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