Ed Cooke

As Irish band The Academic prepares to release their major label debut in February, the group has just shared a new song called "Homesick."

It's a beautiful, bittersweet preview of their upcoming major label debut, Sitting Pretty, which is out Feb. 10 on Capitol Records.

“’Homesick’ was written at a time when we were touring relentlessly across America,” says frontman Chris Fitzgerald. “It’s about accepting the difficulties in relationships, acknowledging how time and distance can put a strain on even our strongest connections.” The song is accompanied by a video shot in Dublin, in collaboration with Collective Film.

See the video now. 

The Academic's live schedule:
4/09 – Toronto, Axis Club
4/11 – Boston, The Sinclair
4/12 – New York, The Bowery Ballroom
4/14 – Philadelphia, The Foundry at the Fillmore
4/15 – Baltimore, Ottobar
4/17 – Chicago, Lincoln Hall
4/18 – Minneapolis, 7th Street Entry
4/21 – Denver, Globe Hall
4/22 – Salt Lake City, Soundwell
4/24 – Seattle, Madame Lou’s
4/25 – Vancouver, Biltmore Cabaret
4/26 – Portland, Holocene
4/28 – San Francisco, Brick + Mortar
4/29 – Los Angeles, Troubadour