Columbia Mills made their highly anticipated return with their new single “Close To You” – on October 19th. Driven by their signature, relentless, electronic textures complimenting the core live element of the band; the song pushes constantly towards a robotic, elated climax.
Front man Fiachra Treacy’s lyrics provide a thoughtful, complex counterpoint to the layers of man and machine that his bandmates provide.
Treacy says “while the song deals with personal tragedy, the overarching theme is how we judge and criticise other people’s behaviour. If we stop to look at ourselves, we’re all flawed in similar ways. We’re all the same”
On the back of two powerful and emotive sets at Electric Picnic this year, where the band played new material including Close To You.