Beloved British folk-punk band Skinny Lister are excited to present the music video for “A Matter Of Life & Love,” the uplifting and jubilant title track from the Friday, October 22 release of the band’s fifth studio album (pre-order HERE). Nodding to the works of Madness or The Specials at their ska/pop peaks, “A Matter Of Life & Love” pays loving homage to that classic sound with its cheerful, bar room pianos, walking basslines and woozy saxophones in abundance. Sung by the band’s DanHeptinstall, it’s a track that encourages us to look on the bright side of life and treasure the trivial—a recurrent theme throughout their upcoming album. As Dan explains:
‘“A Matter Of Life & Love’” is us capturing a collection of very true stories and feelings that have really mattered to us over the past year or so. And the title track is a reminder to recognise the moments in life that really matter, but that can sometimes seem ‘trivial’ or ‘throwaway’ – a sentiment likely borne out of those months of enforced limited social contact last year.”
Paired with a humorous official video filmed on Hastings beach that quite literally sees the Skinnies jumping for joy, you can check it out below.
‘A Matter Of Life & Love’ album cover art
“A Matter Of Life & Love“ swiftly follows “Damn The Amsterdam,” a sea shanty which featured guest harmonies from The Longest Johns. Both tracks will feature on A Matter Of Life & Love, a new Skinny Lister album written over the past 18 months and the first to be entirely written, produced, recorded and mixed by the band themselves. Bringing together all their influences and styles, from ska to rock and from folk-punk to traditional shanty, throughout its 12 tracks, A Matter Of Life & Love is in many ways the distillation of everything that has seen the world fall for Skinny Lister’s charms. An album about camaraderie and companionship through thick and thin, to cherishing the simple things freedom brings, A Matter Of Life & Love finds a band brimming with a zest for life, love, music and good times.