Bass Drum of Death Announce New Album, Share Video For New Single “Say Your Prayers”

Sep 15, 2022

By Joey Arnone

Photography by Larry Niehues


Bass Drum of Death have announced the release of a new album, Say I Won’t, which will be out on January 27 via Fat Possum. They have also shared a video for a new album single, “Say Your Prayers.” The song was co-written by Mike Kerr of Royal Blood. View the video below, along with the album’s cover art.

Bandleader John Barrett elaborates on the new single in a press release: “That song is about seeing somebody at a party and knowing it’s bad news. A kind of Medusa-like situation. It’s about temptation and succumbing to it, and the consequences of that. I guess in a way it’s a breakup song.”

He adds, regarding the making of the album: “Moving back to Oxford was a much-needed reset. When I started, I just wanted to play in a punk band and drink beers and travel around. I didn’t really think much past that. And I got really burned out. When I moved back home, I started writing songs again, just for fun. I realized I wanted this record to have more of a hometown feel. The switch back to Fat Possum was easy. It’s much better working with people I know and love and love everything they do.”

Say I Won’t was recorded with Patrick Carney of the Black Keys at Audio Eagle Studios in Nashville.

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