Khruangbin has released “So We Won’t Forget”, the latest single off the band’s forthcoming album, Mordechai, due out June 26th via Dead Oceans, in association with Night Time Stories.

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“So We Won’t Forget” follows Khruangbin’s first Mordechai single, “Time (You and I)”. Much like the previous release and those to follow, it incorporates vocals—something not often heard in the band’s music up to this point. Though the shift to more vocal work marks a new beginning for the band, they stay true to their multi-genre roots. At its core, Donald “DJ” Johnson‘s drums and Laura Lee Ochoa‘s bass drive Khruangbin. Mark Speer‘s guitar provides sweeping melodies and soaring soundscapes. The added vocals don’t serve as a focal point, but rather add extra layers of texture to an already sonically pleasing group.

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“So We Won’t Forget” plays on the idea of positive memories and preventing them from slipping away. The song’s lyrical harmonization highlights this theme exceptionally well. “Call me what you want/call me what you need/words don’t have to say/ keep it to myself,” the band’s honeyed voices urge in unison on the song’s refrain.

“Memory is a powerful thing,” said the band in a press release. “Now more than ever it’s important to tell the people you love that you love them, so that they don’t forget.”

Watch the Khruangbin’s latest music video below, scroll down for the full lyrics, and preorder Mordechai here.

Khruangbin – “So We Won’t Forget” (Official Music Video)

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Additionally, Khruangbin has also announced the relaunch of AirKhruang, their popular flight playlist generator tool that gives fans a platform to enjoy their music curation when travel is not possible. “Shelter In Space” uses Spotify‘s music attributes to generate custom playlists set for a user-chosen activity and duration. for more information, visit the AirKhruang website.

Khruangbin – “So We Won’t Forget” – Lyrics

One to remember
Writing it down now
So we won’t forget

Never enough paper
Never enough letters
So we won’t forget

Call me what you want
Call me what you need
Words don’t have to say
Keep it to myself

Every minute
Every hour
So we won’t forget

Don’t have to be silent
Say to remind me
So we won’t forget

Call me what you want
Call me what you need
Words don’t have to say
Keep it to myself

Say you remember
For I think I’ve lost it

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Khruangbin – “So We Won’t Forget” – Music Video Credits

Director: Scott Dungate
Managing Director: Ryan Fisher
Head of Production: Kerli Teo
Art Director: Kazuhi Yoshikawa
Account Manager: Mai Ebine
Content Producer: Ty Demura

Producer: Kenji Lepretre Sato
Production Coordinator: Simon Amar
Production Manager: Shion Kimura / Yoshifumi Egawa
Production Assistant: Yuta Shimizu / Koji Minoshima
DoP: Kateb Habib
1st AD: Yu Inose
1st AC: Anthony Rilocapro
2nd AC: Yuji Suzuki
DIT: Tomo Goshozono
Gaffer: Arata Ijichi
Best boy: Yoshitoshi Miyahara
Light Assistant: Masato Iwabuchi
Production Designer: Naoyuki Hashimoto (magenta wall design inc.TOKYO)
Production Designer Assistant: Atsuko Hamano
Plush Toy Designer: Kazuhi Yoshikawa / Atsuko Miwa (QUZE)
Photographer: Nico Perez
Chase Car: Luke Huxham (Huxham Creative Studio)
Technician: Akira Rambo
Driver: Kazuma Kakuta
Drone Operator: Yosuke Suga / Takeshi Otao
Picture Car: LA Company
Transport: Takaaki Sugimoto (HORSE Location service)
Equipment: Equip Tokyo / Eizo Service
Casting Director: Eiji Leon Lee (FILMSTA)
Stylist: Maiko
Hair and Makeup: Mika Furukawa
The Man on The Bike: Naoyuki Miyahara
The Policeman: Uekichi
The Daughter: Azusa
Extra Cast: Kariya family / Yuji ishihara / Gonzo / Tomog Otsuka / Kinichi Suzuki / Shinichi Okayama

Editor: Paul Hardcastle
Lead Flame Artist: Jonathan Westley
Colorist: James Bamford
Sound Designer / Mixer: Anthony Moore, Jon Clarke
Producer: Tatyana Alexandra (Trim Editing), Aoife Fitzgerald (The Mill, London), Lou Allen (Factory Studios)
Triangle Inc.: Yuta Sagawa / Kazuma Kenmoku / Takahiro Toya / Hiroyuki Oshikubo
baobab inc.: Osamu Sakai / Satsuki Sakai / Naoki Suzuki / Mayumi Masuda / Ayako Onozato
Catering: bamboo forest kitchen / Akihiro Nagami / Kayo Nagami
Special Thanks: Karasuyama City Tourism Association / Mimori Machine Works. / Joseph Tuzzolino

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