Announcing news of his fifth solo album, Tim Burgess’ new’un ‘I Love The New Sky’ is set to land on 22nd May via Bella Union, promising to deliver “wonderfully connective songs of everyday minutiae and universal experience, of love and anger, of loss and belonging, all united by elaborate yet natural arrangements and an effortless way with melody”.
Written in Norfolk, Tim says of the process: “There are no distractions, and I guess that way things happen. I wrote everything on acoustic guitar, and the chords were really considered. The guitar lines would lead the melody, and the melody would inform the lyrics – just dreaming away with music.”
To celebrate the news, Tim is also unveiling the wild video for lead single ‘Empathy For The Devil’, which sees Tim taking pity on the titular bad guy after a wedding ceremony gets violent.
Check out the vid and full track list below.
‘I Love The New Sky’ Tracklisting:
1. Empathy For The Devil
2. Sweetheart Mercury
3. Comme D’Habitude
4. Sweet Old Sorry Me
5. The Warhol Me
6. Lucky Creatures
7. The Mall
9. Only Took A Year
10. I Got This
See Tim Burgess live at the following dates.
12 - New York City - Pianos
13 - New York City - Berlin
14 - New York City - The Delancy
19 - Austin - Palm Door
20 - Austin - Lazarus Brewing Co.
01 - Newcastle - Hit The North 'Opening Party' @ Think Tank
02 - Leeds - Live at Leeds
03 - Liverpool - Sound City
20 - Nottingham - Rough Trade
22 - London - Rough Trade East
24 - Dartington - Sea Change Festival
25 - Bristol - Rough Trade
27 - Manchester - Night & Day
06 - Barcelona - Primavera Sound
09 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
10 - Kendal - Brewery
12 - Glasgow - King Tuts
14 - Bristol - Thekla
16 - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
17 - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
18 - London - Oslo
20 - Manchester - YES
26 - North Yorkshire - Deer Shed Festival
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