Villagers are gearing up for the release of their upcoming album, Darling Arithmetic, next month, and they have just released their latest single, "Hot Scary Summer."

Unlike the laid back and unplugged feel we get from the first single, "Courage," the new offering has a lot more packed in while keeping the folksy, acoustic sound that the Irish band has become known for.

Frontman Conor O’Brien sings like he is just having a conversation, all the while tugging at your heart strings as he tells someone that he sees their relationship falling apart. According to a statement from the band, "It rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by 'all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight.'" You can listen to the track below:

"You got good at pretending / Then pretending got us good / You've always been up against it / But now it's sad to see that we're up against each other in this hot scary summer," O'Brien croons.

"Hot Scary Summer" is the latest track off Villagers' third album, Darling Arithmetic, which O'Brien wrote, recorded, produced and mixed at his converted farmhouse home in Malahide, a coastal town north of Dublin. The album will be released on March 14 via Domino Records. You can pre-order your CD or vinyl copy on Dom Mart or digitally through iTunes.

Prior to its release, the band will be heading to New York to promote the new disc. They will be sharing the stage with fellow acoustic folk maven Laura Marling on March 23 at Warsaw in Brooklyn. That gig will be followed by a headlining set at Brooklyn's Union Pool on March 25.

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