Camera Obscura return to the music scene after a 10-year drought. They do it with ‘Look to the East, Look to the West’, an album that will be the continuation of ‘Desire Lines’. Its launch is scheduled for May 3.
The group has also shared a preview of the album with the publication of ‘Big Love’, which is the main single. The song oscillates between country rock and progressive, turning a break into the axis of its narrative. “It was a great love, he said / That’s why it took him ten years to get her out of his head,” the song says.
“‘Big Love’ is our tribute to Waylon Jennings, with a nod to Sandy Denny and the progressive rock band Scope,” said guitarist and vocalist Tracyanne Campbell. “It’s a song about not looking back, having faith in the present and the future,” she continues.
‘Look to the East, Look to the West’ was born under the premise of being the most complicated album of Camera Obscura’s career. Following the 2015 death of founding keyboardist Carey Lander, the band went on an extended hiatus. Although they remained in contact, their status was uncertain. Today, that pause ends to kick off a new stage.