Published Apr 02, 2020Toronto alt-rockers July Talk have announced plans for a new record titled Pray for It. The album will be released on July 10 via Sleepless Records/BMG.
Today, the band share the album's first single, a conflict-oriented track titled "Pay for It," alongside a Norah Sadava-directed black and white music video, which features a number of familiar Toronto sights.
"I wrote this song after a group of men violently attacked my friends and bandmates in a fast-food restaurant one late summer night," the group's Leah Fay wrote in a statement. "Their rage erupted quickly and violently, like an old habit. This song gave me a chance to reimagine the experience with a sense of agency, to tell it like it is, like it always has been. If we question our ingrained habits which recycle states of violence, greed, destruction and hate, we can disrupt these toxic patterns and heal."
Pray for It was produced by Graham Walsh, David Plowman, Burke Reid, Milan Sarkadi and Ben Fox. It marks July Talk's third studio album and follows the release of 2016's Touch.
Watch the video for "Pay for It" below, where you'll also find the new record's tracklisting. See the album art up above.
Pray for It:
1. Identical Love
2. Good Enough
3. Life Of The Party
5. Pay For It
6. Champagne (w/ James Baley + Kyla Charter)
7. Friend Of Mine
8. The News
9. Governess Shadow
10. See You Thru
11. Still Sacred