Real Estate Rise Above ‘Crushing Weight’ on New Song ‘The Main Thing’

Real Estate songwriter Martin Courtney attempts an “inspirational anthem” with “The Key Point,” the title-track from the indie-rock band’s forthcoming fifth LP.

“Despite the crushing pounds of all that’s on our plate/Inspite of the legitimate significance of anything at stake/I will stay legitimate/The main detail,” the frontman sighs above gleaming guitars.

In a assertion, Courtney thorough his frame of mind behind the song. “‘The Key Thing’ is my try at composing an inspirational anthem for any one who’s ever been in an existential crisis…specifically, me,” he mentioned. “I was asking myself a ton of unpleasant questions through the method of generating this album.

“Wondering if staying an artist is irresponsible or selfish, particularly with the planet in the condition that it is in, particularly as a father or mother of young young children,” he ongoing. “This was the previous song I wrote for this album, and I imagine it kind of distills where by I found myself at the finish of what turned out to be a very long and really satisfying method: psyched on the energy of new music, for actual!”

Courtney mentioned that song’s lyrics are “sort of tongue-in-cheek” but with a “very real” sentiment.

“Basically…when existence will get hard, when the stresses begin piling up, when you begin 2nd guessing each determination you’ve produced, what do you do?” he extra. “You double down on the detail that makes you satisfied, the detail that feeds your soul. It could be corny to say, but it definitely is essential to be legitimate to who you are and do what you think in, whatever that may be.”

The Key Point is out February twenty eighth via Domino. Real Estate will promote the report on a North American tour that launches April 9th in Detroit and wraps May well twenty second in Portland, Oregon.