This October, Damien Rice is attempting to officially outdo Kanye West in the grandiose album title stakes with the similarly-named ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’. He’s already shared the frantic title track from that release - now a new track’s emerged, the slow, creeping, emotional juggernaut that is ‘The Greatest Bastard’.
Up there with ‘Cannonball’ in the voice-quivering, softly-acoustic slumber league, this is a waltzing ode to “lovers” and “losers” that speaks on a big level.
Listen to ‘The Greatest Bastard’ below.
Damien Rice is set to play a UK date next month. London Palladium hosts a show on 7th November. It’s a one-off date in the capital, arriving a fifteen months after his last concert in Switzerland
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