Arab Strap Announce Album, Share Video for New Song “Bliss”

Arab Strap are coming back with a new album. I’m Totally Fine With It 👍 Don’t Give a Fuck Anymore 👍, which lifts its name from a text message by the band’s live drummer, arrives May 10 via Rock Action. Arab Strap are previewing the LP with lead single “Bliss,” in which they turn from slowcore toward electronic disco while singing about the online harassment that women endure. It comes with a music video directed by Ains, and you can watch it below.

Vocalist Aidan Moffat has described I’m Totally Fine With It 👍 Don’t Give a Fuck Anymore 👍 as an album of “quiet anger” where he and bandmate Malcolm Middleton tackle conspiracy theories, internet addiction, and broader themes of disconnect. It’s Arab Strap’s follow-up to 2021’s As Days Get Dark, which was their first album in 16 years at the time. Afterward, they dropped a holdover from those same recording sessions titled “Aphelion.”

Read about Arab Strap’s “New Birds“ in “10 Pitchfork Staffers on Their Favorite Specific Moments in Songs.”

I’m Totally Fine With It 👍 Don’t Give a Fuck Anymore 👍:

01 Allatonceness
02 Bliss
03 Sociometer Blues
04 Hide Your Fires
05 Summer Season
06 Molehills
07 Strawberry Moon
08 You’re Not There
09 Haven’t You Heard
10 Safe & Well
11 Dreg Queen
12 Turn Off the Light