Villagers - aka Conor O’Brien - has shared new track ‘Again’ ahead of the release of his fourth album ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’ later this month.
In a recent interview with DIY about the upcoming album - which is due out on 21st September via Domino - Conor explained: “With this album, it was slightly reactionary, given that I’d toured [2015 LP] ‘Darling Arithmetic’ and brought out another album [live record ‘Where Have You Been All My Life?’] during that touring, and both of those albums were quite sparse and confessional, and I think I’d really done that to death. So the beginning of this one was a reaction to that, and trying to get back to enjoying arranging things, and making things as exciting as possible in a textural way, using a different part of my brain and testing myself again.”
Villagers has also announced three new tour dates for 2019. You can see the new dates below and the full tour dates here.
28 Roundhouse, London
1 Manchester, Cathedral
2 Newcastle, Wylam Brewery