Saint Etienne Unveil New Album 'I've Been Trying to Tell You'

Watch a video for the lead single "Pond House"

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Jul 27, 2021

Saint Etienne are making their return with a new album. The record is titled I've Been Trying to Tell You, and it's out September 10 via Heavenly. Right now, though, you can hear the lead single "Pond House."

The album will be their 10th full-length studio effort and first since 2017's Home Counties. The record found the members of Saint Etienne recording remotely, with the band looking back at late-'90s politics for inspiration.

"To me it's about optimism, and the late '90s," the group's Bob Stanley said in a statement, "and how memory is an unreliable narrator."

Saint Etienne singer Sarah Cracknell added, "It's the first sample-driven album we've made since So Tough, and it's been a really refreshing experience, such fun! It's both dreamy and atmospheric, late summer sounds."

For an idea of what to expect, check out "Pond House" below, where you can watch a video for the song.

I've Been Trying to Tell You:

1. Music Again
2. Pond House
3. Fonteyn
4. Little K
5. Blue Kite
6. I Remember It Well
7. Penlop
8. Broad River

Pre-order I've Been Trying to Tell You.

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