MOURN have announced their third LP Sorpresa Familia, to be released on Friday 15th June. They share their first single and video from the record, ‘Barcelona City Tour’. The video was directed and edited by the band, and follows them as they explore and celebrate their Catalonian capital and hometown. Watch below!
MOURN began when Jazz Rodríguez Bueno and Carla Perez started to release songs they had written as teens on Youtube; soon after, Antonio Postius and Jazz’s sister Leia Rodríguez joined, completing the quartet.
Although MOURN have only been making music for a short time they have since seen more than their fair share of bureaucratic troubles and music industry red tape. The momentum gained from their first LP came to a halt upon the release of their sophomore album, Ha, Ha, He!, due to legal issues with their former Spanish label. In 2017, the group was finally relinquished from legal chaos and through Captured Tracks released an EP of covers titled Over the Wall — at last they were able to tour North America to perform songs from their entire catalogue for live audiences.
Rather than letting unfortunate circumstances discourage them, they channeled their angst and mistrials into the 12 original songs on Sorpresa Familia, citing themes such as mistreatment by toxic figures, letting go of the past, and being quite literally abandoned in a foreign city as touring teenagers.
A bit older, and certainly grown into their talent even more than before, MOURN is prepared to once again captivate the attention of international critics and fans alike with Sorpresa Familia. The album is now available for pre-order here.
Stream / purchase ‘Barcelona City Tour’: https://mourn.lnk.to/barcelonacitytour