The Chills reveal new single ‘Destiny’ taken from new album ‘Scatterbrain’ out 14th May

Dunedin’s finest, The Chills release new single ‘Destiny’ and video from their seventh studio album ‘Scatterbrain’ out 14th May on Fire Records.

A glorious self-examination of Martin Phillipps’ songwriting, ‘Scatterbrain’, is a thought-provoking and evocative stock take from a man who has lived through good times and bad. New single ‘Destiny’ is the perfect candid observation on just how we’ve messed things up:

“As I’m facing mortality and lurching closer to the grave I get to wondering how much of my predicament is the fault of my own designs and how much has been influenced by forces beyond my control.” Martin Phillipps

Accompanying the track, the new ‘Destiny’ music video captures an unseen recent live performance at the Festival Of Lights in New Plymouth, New Zealand just a few weeks ago. This enraptured video filmed by the Likuid Media.

Media and recorded by Michael Holland is also a preview to a special on demand concert stream ‘World Within Worlds – The Chills Live From New Zealand’  that showcases on 31st March as part of our Baptism Of Fire video series with proceeds going towards their international touring in 2022.

New album ‘Scatterbrain’ is underpinned, as ever, with catchy melodies and an incisive turn of phrase; it takes a mature look at matters arising with a side order of perspective. A landmark album from one of the great modern song writers, it’s pure pop music for the new normal and we can’t wait to see how it ends…

New single from The Chills taken from new album ‘Scatterbrain’ out 14th

‘Scatterbrain’ is released on Ltd edition Deep Sea Marble LP, Sky Blue LP and CD with artwork from David Costa (Trees)

Pre-Order/Listen to ‘Scatterbrain’

Listen to ‘Destiny’

Just glorious

The Guardian

The Chills ‘Scatterbrain’



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The Chills ‘Worlds Within Worlds’
Streams on 31st March via NoonChorus (3PM ET / 12 PM PT / 8PM UK)