Barenaked Ladies RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO

Listen to FLIP

FIRST NEW MUSIC IN FOUR YEARS FROM UPCOMING LP Detour de Force

Multi-platinum band Barenaked Ladies release the upbeat new single and video “Flip”, their first new music in four years from BNL’s upcoming 16th studio album Detour de Force. The band is set to perform the new single Friday, April 16th on the Today Show. This will be followed by the band’s global streaming event Flip n’ Hits with BNL: A Night of Monster Jams of Pandemic Proportions, to air on Sessions on Saturday, April 17 at 9pm EDT / 6pm PDT with an encore on Sunday, April 18 at 8pm GMT. The show will be 60 minutes of their greatest hits, including “Flip”. Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will appear as a very special guest.  

Stream / purchase “Flip”” HERE| Watch the creative, stop-motion animation video for “Flip” HERE

The recording of “Flip” has been a major journey for Barenaked Ladies. Originally the group began work on new music before the pandemic, but quarantine forced them out of the studio and into their respective homes. The last year has been one of major changes and “flips” for the world, and the new music reflects that. At first listen, “Flip” is an upbeat trademark Barenaked Ladies classic filled with new sparks and fresh flavor. However, with further inspection, listeners will note its nuanced take on the human psyche, conflicts in our communities, and the many ‘flips’ that have occurred all over the world during this last year. The stop-motion animated video, created using original paper models and directed by Stefano Bertelli, follows the band on a colorful pop-up book journey through an amusement park full of surprises. 

In an interview with Consequence of Sound, lead vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson explains, “’Flip’ is about being open to other perspectives. We live in a time where people seem to just dig deeper into their own trenches, without any willingness to see another viewpoint, or even engage in discussion… It’s all yelling, and no listening. I like that saying, ‘We were given one mouth, and two ears, and we’re supposed to use them proportionately!’”

Photo credit: Matt Barnes
Photographed L-R: Kevin Hearn (keyboards), Ed Robertson (vocals/guitar), Tyler Stewart (drums), Jim Creeggan (bass)

For more information on all things Barenaked Ladies, visit their website and stay connected via social media. 

About Barenaked Ladies: 
Over the course of their remarkable career, Barenaked Ladies have written a variety of top 20 hits (including radio staples “One Week,” “Pinch Me,” “If I Had $1,000,000”), garnered two GRAMMY nominations, won eight JUNO Awards, had Ben & Jerry’s name an ice cream after them, wrote and recorded the theme song to the TV series The Big Bang Theory, and participated in the first-ever “space-to-earth musical collaboration” with astronaut Chris Hadfield. The band has also been inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and received a proclamation from Toronto Mayor John Tory declaring October 1st “Barenaked Ladies Day.”

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