Since releasing tracks, “Always Got The Love” and “Replay” recently, it is time for Cub Sport to come clean about a secret they have been keeping. Namely, the band has announced their fifth album, “Jesus At The Gay Bar,” is coming sooner than you might think. This new body of work from Cub Sport is slated for release on April 7th. But also, additionally, issuing this statement, the band share another taste of the forthcoming long player with a newly unleashed song, “Keep Me Safe“. Aside from the previous two euphoric releases. In this song, they return to the sonic realm of softer and dreamy music-making.
However, in this case, we are not being lulled into a false sense of anticipation about the “Jesus At The Gay Bar” album. Since, while the dreamy melodic soundscape plays out, Cub Sport honour their promise of pulsing dance beats. These are heard creeping in and out again in a rhythmic push, pull motion.
This is a song which documents the early days of the secret teenage romance between Cub Sport’s Tim Nelson and Sam Netterfield.
“I wrote “Keep Me Safe” about a euphoric but complicated time,” says Nelson of the song’s inspiration. “Shedding some light on it now feels like I’m validating my younger self and celebrating the magic in something I was so ashamed of at the time.”
Adam Munnings directed a video clip for the song. In it, he facilitates a sense of the otherworldly. This is a soothing backdrop of soft lighting effects that pairs seamlessly with the intimate scenes featuring Tim and Sam’s portrayal of their blossoming relationship. The heartwarming and the overwhelmingly challenging moments.
Dust off your best jeans and T-shirts, Cub Sport has just announced UK dates for 2023.
The band kick off their new UK tour in Glasgow before heading to Manchester, Bristol and finishing at London’s Lafayette. Tickets HERE