The The released a limited edition 7" single for Record Store Day titled "We Can't Stop What's Coming." The new single was recorded live during Johnson's Radio Cineola broadcast last May (May 2016), as a tribute to Johnson's brother Andrew, who passed away in January of last year (the cover art for the single features drawings found in Andrew's sketchbook). "We Can't Stop What's Coming" is included in the new The The documentary The Inertia Variations and is also slated to be released as part of a larger multi-media project Johnson is working on.
Though Johnson initially told the BBC that he had no plans to release the single digitally, but he has since changed his mind after seeing copies the single being flipped on ebay for ridiculous amounts of money. He wanted to give true fans the opportunity to hear and enjoy "We Can't Stop What's Coming" without being taken advantage of, so the single is now available digitally on iTunes.
Watch the official video for "We Can't Stop What's Coming," which features footage of Andrew (as well as Matt) Johnson and serves as a beautiful and heartfelt tribute.
"We Can't Stop What's Coming" is the third song Johnson has written for a family member. "Love Is Stronger Than Death" was written for Johnson's brother Eugene, and "Phantom Walls" was written as a tribute to his mother.
Published May 21st, 2017