Amber Run, have today announced their much anticipated return, with single, ‘Stranger’, off their new album, For A Moment, I Was Lost.

The band have also treated their excited fans to a string of UK tour dates in support of the album.

Amber Run will play a total of 13 dates, stopping off at tour staples such like, Manchester, London, and Sheffield.

In a press release, the band said about the new single: “Stranger is about being hopeful”  continuing “about realising that sometimes you don’t get what you need but you’ll keep moving on regardless. At it’s root, Stranger is about how it’s worth suffering for your art. It’s about reconnecting with the thing you love most and remembering that nothing that’s worth having comes easy.”

Stranger features the same sound Amber Run have managed to stamp in past efforts, yet it offers something more by way of darker tinges across the board, and more of a play with atmospherics than before.

The 12-track second album, For A Moment, I Was Lost, will be released on 10 February, the band said in a press release:

“We have always believed in evolution as a band. Not reinvention so much as taking what’s already there and making it better. As students in Nottingham, we would sit and say “we’ll be the band we want to be by the 4th album”.

“The new album trims the fat from our previous music, and get down to the bare bones of the songs. We’re songwriters, and where 5AM was a collection of songs written in our youth, these new songs are, for us, a timely response to more recent experiences.”

The band have also release a single that comes free when you pre-order the album, you can stream, ‘Haze’, here:

You will be able to see Amber Run on their tour at the following dates:

February

8th – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
10th – Rock City, Nottingham
11th – The Institute, Birmingham
13th – Phoenix, Exeter
14th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
16th – O2 Academy, Newcastle
17th – QMU, Glasgow
18th – Plug, Sheffield
19th – Welly, Hull
22nd – Stylus, Leeds
23rd – Academy 2, Manchester
24th – SWX, Bristol
25th – Forum, London

Words: Sam Meaghan