We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Gamblers’ new song “Heavenly Mouse Routine” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP Corinthian Order, which is scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018. You can pre-order the EP on iTunes.
The band commented on the song:
This was one of the very first ideas Gary and I demoed when we started collaborating on what would become Gamblers. The original idea for the band, was that Gary and I would share lead vocal duties. That eventually shifted into me taking over the lead singing parts, but Heavenly Mouse Routine is a representation of what a two-headed singer version of Gamblers might sound like. I sing the first verse, Gary sings the second, and we sing in unison throughout the end of the track.
The band continued:
The song has a pulsing, repeating beat to it, and that fits well with the overall meaning of the song itself. Lyrically, the idea of comparing human beings to mice, came from our long history of commuting in places like Penn Station and Grand Central in NYC. There is something about the rhythm of people shuffling along in the city that becomes ingrained in you as a New Yorker. The idea that we have to live these lives of routine to try to earn a living and make sense of our existence is at the core of this song with lyrics like:
‘The ordinary pass of time, the floating purpose day and night, the mice arrive to try to calm their nerves.’