Swedish pop artists The Radio Dept. have announced their first album since 2010’s Clinging on a Scheme. The new album, Running Out of Love, is “a rather dystopian album, mainly because it was created in a sense of deep frustration over the reactionary currents which characterize our time,” according to the band. It is out on October 21, just a few weeks ahead of the U.S. presidential elections.
Listen to “Occupied”, a 2015 single that will be included in the new album.
Check out Running Out of Love’s artwork, tracklist and The Radio Dept.’s full statement on the new LP below.
The Radio Dept., Running Out of Love:
01 Sloboda Narodu
02 Swedish Guns
03 We Got Game
04 Thieves of State
06 This Thing Was Bound to Happen
07 Can’t Be Guilty
08 Committed to the Cause
09 Running Out of Love
10 Teach Me to Forget
We have just finished our 4th full-length album, Running Out of Love. An album about life in Sweden in 2016 and how our society seems to be in regression on so many levels. Politically, intellectually, morally...It’s an album about all the things that are moving in the wrong direction. It’s about the impatience that turns into anger, hate and ultimately withdrawal and apathy when love for the world and our existence begins to falter.
For the third time in a row we have made two albums instead of one. After constant touring for a couple of years after our latest release, Clinging to a Scheme, we started writing and recording an album that we later decided to scrap. As some of you might be aware, we have been caught up in a lengthy legal battle with our record label and publisher. We took a pause from releasing singles and EP’s and instead spent our time hanging out with friends, working odd jobs and just loafing around. Ultimately we lost the court case but still managed to reach an agreement with the record company that gave us the motivation to create music again.
In the summer of 2014, ideas and a concept for Running Out of Love started to come together and the single “Death to Fascism”, now too old to be included, was the first effort towards the new album. Later, more new songs started to appear. The court case is taken care of in “Occupied”, the Swedish weapon and arms industry in “Swedish Guns” and “We Got Game” is about the proud police tradition of protecting nazis and racists, whilst at the same time using brutal violence against opposing groups of protesters.
Running Out of Love has moulded itself into a rather dystopian album, mainly because it was created in a sense of deep frustration over the reactionary currents which characterize our time.