Brisbane indie-pop group The Jensens have released their new dancefloor track, Paper Walls. The single is about striving to achieve more and embracing setbacks. The upbeat track offers listeners with a message that sometimes life gets in the way of other plans.

The video for Paper Walls is a colourful, almost psychedelic romp through the life of the band. The clip is cleverly shot in split-screen, each side its own dose of frivolity showcasing The Jensens’ wholesome friendship and sense of fun.  The music video was filmed, edited, and directed by James Hornsby. With a sound reminiscent to The Strokes and Bloc Party, The Jensens are no strangers to the stage, having already toured with the likes of The Vaccines and Kingswood.

The Brisbane based band has also had sets at Splendour In The Grass and the Grampians Music Festival. To celebrate the release of Paper Walls, the band has announced a run of headline shows including at Solbar, Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, and Black Bear Lodge, throughout November and December.

In 2019, The Jensens re-established their unique sound in Australian music. The band’s self-produced, debut album Hyacinth Haze saw them progress to a bolder, more classic songwriting approach. The Jensens released their first single of the year in March, called River of Gold. The Jensens have also announced that their full-length album, Hammer and Blush, is set for release on May 21, 2021.

Reflecting on the process of making the album, Joe explains, “I feel like we’ve covered a lot of bases on this album, both sonically and thematically.  It’s taken the least time from song inception to completion too, which doesn’t mean we haven’t laboured over every track, but there’s a certain element of spontaneity.  We always set out to do our best and cover new ground and I think we can truly say we’ve done that with Hammer and Blush.  It’s equal parts fear of and optimism for the future, regret and pride for the past, and an observation of what is.”

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