The Vaccines release their new single, Headphones Baby, a first glimpse into the world of the band’s upcoming fifth album, the follow-up to 2018’s Top 5 charting Combat Sports, which will follow later this year. An upbeat and wildly confident return from one of the UK’s biggest and best loved groups, the single points to a thrilling year ahead from The Vaccines, whose comeback is – and we can’t not say it – the shot in the arm that 2021 so desperately needs.
Headphones Baby was recorded during album sessions in El Paso that saw The Vaccines reunite with producer Daniel Ledinsky, well known for his work with Rihanna, TV On The Radio and more, and who previously produced the band’s 2019 hit, All My Friends Are Falling In Love. Additional production for the single came from Fryars who, outside his own artist project, is a regular collaborator with Mark Ronson, and it was mixed by Andrew Maury (Post Malone, Lizzo).
Says Justin Hayward-Young of Headphones Baby: “Sometimes life can leave you feeling numb and desperate to feel something. ‘Headphones Baby’ is about creating an escape from that – plugging in to plug out and cocooning yourself from the reality of the outside world in the warm embrace of somebody else’s mind. The song should sound like a fireworks display – a call to arms. And if you want life to feel like it’s permanently in technicolour then we might know where you can find it…”