“Life can feel so lonely when we see other people and things as separate to ourselves, trying to escape from something that didn’t exist until we created it,” says multi-instrumentalist Tom Bellamy of UK’s genre-defying band LOSERS about their new single “Lost In Translation.” The track is about feeling not at home, no matter where you are or who you’re with, but then realizing that home is within. Bellamy adds, “It’s not until we step back and see ourselves as not separate to the world, but in union with it, in love with it, that we can really see beauty. It’s so important to remember to pause and not to dwell on the negative narratives we all tell ourselves.”
The initial idea of “Lost in Translation” came about a few years ago after a “huge outpouring of words” from a “reaction to feeling overwhelmed and disconnected to the world” around them. Usually for Losers, the music comes first and the words second, but for this track it was all about the words and it took some time to find the right atmosphere to allow the words to breathe. “I think we tried three different versions of music before settling on this version,” Bellamy says. “It suddenly just clicked and felt right for the track.”
Around the time of LOSERS previous offering, the 2016 critically-acclaimed ‘How To Ruin Other People’s Futures,’ they went through a sort of metamorphosis as a band. Though their fourth studio album was lauded by press folks, it was a difficult era to navigate for the band outside the watchful public eye. “How To Ruin… was angry and bitter and resentful,” Bellamy explains. “It was a difficult time for us as a band and the music naturally reflected that. After pain comes transformation and so our music transformed with us. We allowed light to come in and the music began to have a completely different energy.”
Rejuvenated by this new perspective, LOSERS are planning a busy 2021 with new music and a goal of wiping the slate clean. “We grew up a bit, took some time to reflect and we wrote enough songs to realize that we were more eclectic than ever and that was a pleasant challenge for us to have,” he says. Losers are now ready to regain their position at the forefront of the alternative rock world. “We want to take our fans on an interactive, genre-bending audio visual expedition via new and innovative platforms which we hope to announce soon,” Bellamy says excitedly. “We will be setting up live performances from the studio, ‘behind the music’ studio breakdowns and giving away remix stems amongst other things to make sure we reward our fans after such a long time away. Very exciting times ahead indeed.”
Formed in 2007, Losers are comprised of DJ Eddy Temple-Morris, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Tom Bellamy (formerly of The Cooper Temple Clause), and guitarist/vocalist Paul Mullen (formerly of Yourcodenameis:milo and The Automatic). Hailed by critics and fellow artists alike who reveled in the band’s ability to seamlessly merge indie electronic music with guitar rock. Losers have been so venerated that their dynamic and epically sweeping music has been heard in dozens of TV, film, videogames and sports placements including Game of Thrones, The Blacklist, Hercules, The Killing, and as the official theme music for BMX Championships London 2012 Olympic Games. Earlier this year they released a reworking of Tears for Fears’ 1985 smash “Shout” – which has been prominently featured in the hit show A Discovery of Witches(S2: Ep 4) on Amazon Prime, AMC+, Sundance Now, and Shudder and is not only rejuvenating their loyal fanbase but also winning over new fans who heard their dark cover and fell in love.
Losers are Eddy Temple-Morris, Tom Bellamy and Paul Mullen. Their new single “Lost In Translation” is out now.