ANATHEMA bringen den ersten Song „Springfield“ aus dem kommenden Album „The Optimist“ raus, das am 09. Juni 2017 über Kscope erscheint.
Daniel Cavanagh erklärt die Songauswahl: “Here we present the song ‘Springfield’, it’s actually the song that closed our unforgettable Wembley gig with Opeth and it seemed to be a track that just fell into place without much effort. It seemed to do itself. The song forms part of a narrative that runs through The Optimist album, it’s a narrative that begins where A Fine Day To Exit left off. The album is a journey. The songs are ambiguous. There is no right or wrong way to take them. Make of them what you will.”