The Bristol-based melancholic pop group Yard Arms‘ are dropping latest track Mantra this month. The song, due for release May 8th, is considered a true stadium sized emo-anthem to soundtrack your summer time. Yard Arms spoke with The Fountain about the track in more depth as well as what to expect later in 2020.

TF: You have a new single out in May, what can we expect from Mantra?

It’s the isolation ear worm you’ve all been waiting for, a summery post-melancholia anthem that you’ll have on repeat wishing you could be dancing in the street. 

TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence? 

A triumphant love letter to the anxious.

TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences? 

To idolise is a dangerous game but our influences range from far and wide, it’s a list far too vast to reel off completely, this new single was inspired by individuals like John Hughes, Anthony Bourdain, Georgia O’Keeffe, Leonard Cohen and James Murphy. 

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release, can we look forward to an EP, LP?

Post Mantra, we’re putting out another single in early June followed by a four track EP in late June so you can soundtrack your garden parties and liberation streaking too. Expect a UK tour and plenty of exciting show announcements for the last quarter of the year too.