Caligula’s Horse have announced that their fourth studio album titled In Contact will be released later this year.
It’ll launch on September 15 via Inside Out Music and is the follow-up to 2015’s Bloom.
And like Bloom, In Contact has seen vocalist Jim Grey and guitarist Sam Vallen collaborating closely on both the music and lyrics.
Vallen says: “In our creative process, every idea is scrutinised, deconstructed and rebuilt in a way that one of us, alone, could never achieve.
“We’re one another’s harshest critic, but fortunately we’ve done this for long enough now that our inspiration draws us in a similar direction – we can finish each other’s musical sentences, so to speak.
“And we're lucky that's the case, since In Contact proved to be a much more ambitious undertaking than anything we’d conceived of in the past.”
Like the band’s second album The Tide, The Thief & River’s End, In Contact will be a concept album – but it goes in a completely different direction from its predecessor.
Vallen continues: “We decided to create a concept album, but one that came from a more personal place – one that would facilitate our creative needs wherever the journey took us.
“The broader concept is based around the nature of art – of what it is that sparks creativity and inspiration, a celebration of what connects us as human beings, the shared space across our many differences.”
To mark the announcement, Caligula’s Horse have also released a short teaser video featuring snippets from the album mixed with live footage.