​Anathema unveil first track from upcoming "The Optimist" album

The British band Anathema presented the first song from the upcoming album "The Optimist". The track entitled "Springfield" can be listened to above.

Daniel Cavanagh explains the song choice:

"Here we present the song 'Springfield', it’s actually the song that closed our unforgettable Wembley gig with Opeth and it seemed to be a track that just fell into place without much effort. It seemed to do itself. The song forms part of a narrative that runs through The Optimist album, it’s a narrative that begins where A Fine Day To Exit left off [2001’s album of Anathema — Noizr]. The album is a journey. The songs are ambiguous. There is no right or wrong way to take them. Make of them what you will."

Anathema’s upcoming 13th album "The Optimist" is to be released on June 9 via Kscope as CD, Blu-Ray, Double gatefold 180g heavyweight LP, Deluxe 12" hardbook, Disc CD & DVD Mediabook, and Digital download.

Anathema’s European tour dates with Alcest:

Anathema Alcest tour 2017