Famous shoegazers Jesus and Mary chain have released a new single, the second off their upcoming album Damage and Joy, which drops March 24 via ADA/Warner. “Always Sad” is somewhat peppy despite its title, with singer Jim Reid and guest vocalist Bernadette Denning reflecting on a lost love that never really died away completely.
Damage and Joy is the band’s first album since 1998 and has been eagerly anticipated since the group reunited for a Coachella performance in 2007. Reid began teasing a new J&MC album as early as 2008, but an official announcement of new music didn’t come until December of 2016 when the band dropped lead single “Amputation”.
Click here to listen to “Always Sad”.