Now, with ‘Gigi’s Recovery’, the band had to learn to navigate their personal relationships through the relationships they harnessed with these new songs. Without knowing what these songs would sound like, the band knew what they wanted them to feel like- and worked backwards from there - “We had this slightly tongue-in-cheek mantra at the near-beginning of writing this record, it was - The evolution will not be compromised. This kept us on a course, even when we didn’t know where we were going”. And that’s exactly how The Murder Capital ended up with an album that is both totally pure and yet completely confident in its direction.
STAFF COMMENTSLiam says: When we were first introduced to The Murder Capital, they were leading the post-punk charge alongside Fontaines D.C. However, whilst their post-punk core does remain intact, 'Gigi's Recovery' sees The Murder Capital acknowledging and thriving within their musical evolution.
“Crying” sees them capturing the 'Primary Colours' era of The Horrors, whilst “Return My Head” and “Ethel” seize their post-punk roots and take them to new heights. As for “The Lies Becomes The Self” and “A Thousand Lives”, their more art-rock leanings wouldn't go amiss on a Radiohead record. Then there's “We Had To Disappear”, a powerfully beautiful lullaby that is easily one of the best tracks they've ever done. James McGovern's poetic lyricism remains one of The Murder Capital's strongest attributes, always commanding each track with hypnotic exposition.
Full of passion and spirited urgency, but also moments of tender nuance, 'Gigi's Recovery' is a special album by a truly special band.
3. Return My Head
5. The Stars Will Leave Their Stage
7. The Lie Becomes The Self
8. A Thousand Lives
9. We Had To Disappear
10. Only Good Things
11. Gigi's Recovery