Mystery Jets's Blaine Harrison talks A Billion Heartbeats on Episode 6 of The Record Club

The vocalist discusses the inspiration and experiences that went into the band's seventh studio album, and tells us, given the choice, which influential artist he would be.

Episode six of live stream series The Record Club is available to watch back now on Facebook, featuring special guest Blaine Harrison of Mystery Jets.

The vocalist caught up with host Jess Iszatt to discuss the band's new album A Billion Heartbeats. Blaine went into depth about the album's themes, and the timing of these themes in the context of the current world:

“It’s an album of songs we wrote very much about the times we’re living in, compared to some of our previous records which have come from a much more personal perspective, A Billion Heartbeats is us turning a lens out to the wider world and trying to reflect what we see in society - the good and the bad - and it feels like an important time to be putting that music out into the world.”

Blaine also described their "incredible" Hospital Radio tour and the importance of the NHS, and had a frank discussion with Jess about the band's tribute to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit in the track Watching Yourself Slowly Disappear.

Catch up on the full episode here:

The Record Club is a new series brought to you by Official Charts, Record Store Day UK and National Album Day, which takes place every other Wednesday at 6.30pm GMT. Viewers are encouraged to order the album of the guest act in each episode through their local record shop, give it a listen, then watch the broadcast to find out all about it.

Watch back previous episodes of The Record Club below: 

Episode 1: Rina Sawayama

Episode 2: Sleaford Mods

Episode 3: All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth

Episode 4: Laura Marling

Episode 5: Nadine Shah

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