Auckland’s very own The Beths have released their first new music since their 2018 debut album Future Me Hates Me. ‘Dying To Believe’ is the lead single from The Beths’ forthcoming sophomore album which the band are thrilled to unveil is titled Jump Rope Gazers and will be released to the world on 10 July via Dew Process. Watch it here.
On their rambunctious lead single ‘Dying To Believe’, The Beths reckon with the distance that life necessarily drives between people over time – a sensibility that is impossibly accurate in today’s climate. “I’m sorry for the way that I can’t hold conversations // They’re such a fragile thing to try to support the weight of,” lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Elizabeth Stokes sings. Accompanying the single is an eccentric visual which doubles as a four-step instructional video featuring the band in various “How to be The Beths” settings.
Following the release of their critically-acclaimed debut Future Me Hates Me, The Beths devoted themselves to touring non-stop for a year and a half, playing to crowds of adoring fans and opening for acts like Pixies and Death Cab for Cutie throughout the US and Europe. In between intense touring stints, Elizabeth Stokes worked on what would become their second album. After a quick regroup The Beths – who alongside Stokes includes members Jonathan Pearce (guitar), Benjamin Sinclair (bass), and Tristan Deck (drums) – settled down at Pearce’s Auckland studio to write and record Jump Rope Gazers with Pearce in the production hot seat.
2020 is set to be a big year for The Beths — watch this space!