SEVEN years after the release of their last album ‘Later… When The TV Turns To Static’, Scottish cult heroes Glasvegas have confirmed their long-awaited return with the announcement of their fourth album ‘Godpseed’. Slated for release in April 2021 on their own Go Wow label, the news has arrived with a brand new single called ‘Keep Me A Space’.

Said to be inspired by the 2018 tour that saw them celebrate the tenth anniversary of their acclaimed debut album, the band decided to revisit one of their older, unfinished numbers to mark their return – a song that was originally written for a grieving relative, someone for whom, “from one day to the next, something changed and it couldn’t be fixed, couldn’t be brought back. It’s an emphatic comeback and one that fits nicely alongside some of their most anthemic material – raw, epic and soaked in devastating emotion.

Tinged with bittersweetness at how childhood friends can drift apart and reconcile, he said “it was also my own way of dealing with the realisation that one day I’m going to lose someone like that and how am I going to react to that situation?”

Making the band’s first album in seven years took its own psychological toll. James Allan speaks of “hundreds of nights up late, thinking about the person I am, the thoughts I feel, reasons why I feel them. Making this album has probably made me understand myself a bit better as a person, to be honest. And it’s the hardest I’ve ever worked on anything in my life.”

“Your personality, your heart – those are things that come through on a record,” he says. “Things you’ll gain, things you’ll lose, your aspirations and the things that you value, things you’re embarrassed about or regret, or hope never happen.”

‘Godpseed’ arrives in April 2021. Listen to the new track below.