The Xcerts Announce New Album ‘Learning How To Live And Let Go’

The Xcerts have announced their fifth studio album – which arrives with the release of new single ‘Jealousy’ and details of a UK headline tour.

‘Learning How To Live And Let Go’ will arrive on 18 August via UNFD.

The follow-up to 2018’s ‘Hold on to Your Heart’, The Xcerts’ forthcoming album has already been teased by singles ‘GIMME’ and ‘Ache’ featuring Architects' frontman Sam Carter.

Have a listen below to the latest teaser for what’s in store for the new album via the band’s latest single ‘Jealousy’.

Speaking about the new album, Xcerts frontman Murray Macleod has explained the many themes that have inspired the record, as well as the personal experiences that informed it too, saying:

“The album is rooted in drama, ego, love, lust, despair, alcohol, euphoria, anxiety, comedy, modern living, sex and friendship but the overarching theme is that of acceptance.” 

“I was involved in a prolonged toxic relationship and the fallout from that when it came to a head, led me to indulge in a pretty fuzzed out lifestyle to deafen the noise in my head. 

“Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast at times, but breaking point wasn’t enough, I needed more of the unhealthy and as many recreational distractions as I could get.”

Following the album’s release, the Scottish outfit will be heading out on a UK tour, also announced today, which will come after their festival appearances at 2000 Trees and Belladrum. 

See the full tour dates below.

Jul 7 – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham

Jul 29 – Belladrum Festival, Inverness

Oct 3 – The Joiners, Southampton

Oct 4 – Cavern, Exeter

Oct 5 – Lafayette, London

Oct 7 – The Waterfront Studio, Norwich

Oct 8 – Hare & Hound, Birmingham

Oct 9 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Oct 11 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Oct 12 – Xerox, Newcastle

Oct 13 – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Oct 14 – St Luke’s Glasgow

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