Beyond Four Walls

Album: We Will Meet In A Hurricane (2022)
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  • "This was written in the heart of lockdown," Bedouin Soundclash singer Jay Malinowski explained in a track-by-track commentary. "It's somewhat self-explanatory, that beyond four walls there is a world happening. The pandemic forced a lot of change.

    I think it put a spotlight on habits and ways of being that didn't serve us well. We spent so much time with ourselves that those issues became glaring. I realized over the pandemic I had put up a lot of mental walls of limiting beliefs that had to be confronted."
  • This appears on Bedouin Soundclash's sixth studio album, We Will Meet In A Hurricane, which marks a return to form for the band, who started out as a reggae-ska outfit in 2001. Malinowski told Songfacts in 2022:

    "Compared to how we started, this album is closest to our beginnings of the band, back when we were 18. Just because I was writing with Eon, I was on an acoustic guitar. If the songs fit in that sort of setting and sounded good, then we took them to the studio - that's really how we used to do things, back in 2001/2002, pre-GarageBand.

    And that's sort of what the feeling of this album is for us - full-circle, almost coming back to the beginning of the way we started."

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