Listen: Spacey Jane - It’s Been A Long Day
It’s been a big couple of months for the Freo four-piece, as they gear up for a world tour and a sophomore album with their latest single.
Photo by Michael Tartaglia
Following a string of sold-out tour dates around Australia and taking out #3 and #12 in triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown, Fremantle four-piece Spacey Jane announce the latest single taken from their forthcoming sophomore album (out June 10), an emotional ballad titled It’s Been A Long Day.
It's a raw and beautifully melancholic track, starting out strong with warm vocals and acoustic guitar strums, It’s Been A Long Day builds as grounding bass rings, reverb-drenched electric guitar trills, tight beats, and angelic vocal harmonies lift the four-minute composition to sonically captivating heights.
On the release, frontman Caleb Harper shares that “This song was written pre and post a breakup in 2020. It was a way to tell someone that I loved them when I was feeling so anxious and down in the early stages of COVID - and I didn’t know if I was doing enough to really tell them. In the end I became so overwhelmed and unwell during a six month period that I convinced myself that music was a lost cause, and the complete loss of identity resulted in the breakdown of the relationship. I’ve got something to say, was trying to say all the things I felt for her at once. In the end, after the breakup, the final lines of the song are - I really loved you.”
With tour dates this month for the UK and Europe, plus more in October and November for North America following the release of Here Comes Everybody on June 10th, it’s a big year for Spacey Jane - who show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. But for now, be sure to soak in the beauty of It’s Been A Long Day below.
Spacey Jane's new album Here Comes Everybody is out June 10 via AWAL.