20 years after their debut Word Gets Around and six No. 1 albums later, Stereophonics release their new album Scream Above The Sounds. Their tenth effort overall, it follows Keep The Village Alive which went straight to No. 1 in 2015. The new collection was primarily recorded in the band's HQ in west London with a further session at RAK Studios. Created with the help of regular collaborator Jim Lowe, Scream Above The Sounds is an album in which creative sonic touches add to the band's emphasis on songwriting and melody.
Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Jones said of the songwriting process that he began to write, "big, anthemic songs that are rallying against those anxious feelings that have flooded through cities. Every song offers a sense of release. Even when there's nostalgia, fear or anxiety, they're still all offering hope and room to manoeuvre."
Lead single "All In One Night" represents the band's affection for the melancholy. Set to a consistent mid-paced rhythm which evokes a nocturnal motorway drive, it finds the narrator's life taking a dramatic turn as night brightens to day. Influenced by the Sebastian Schipper film Victoria, it's a song that had an unusual genesis – Kelly started it when the band had an unscheduled day's stay in China before he finished it back home in London. Even the atmospheric call of the chorus was fortuitous, being an adaptation of a vocal exercise he was using.