Following the success of their 2016 album 'Curve of the Earth’, lead singer Blaine Harrison was living as a property guardian right round the corner from Trafalgar Square and found himself witness to an entire year of protests. Every weekend from January 2017 on, people were marching for a different cause. Over the course of that year Mystery Jets’ sixth long-player, A Billion Heartbeats, was born.
While 2016’s ‘Curve Of The Earth’ was an inward journey, ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ points the lens outwards: “This album wasn’t about making pointed opinions,” says Blaine. “It was about being a mirror for what’s going on, reflecting back the way people are feeling.”
A Billion Heartbeats was released to critical acclaim during lockdown in April 2020.