Confirmed Tim Burgess announces new album ‘I Love The New Sky’

Tim Burgess announces new album ‘I Love The New Sky’

He’s also sharing the video for lead single ‘Empathy For The Devil’.

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

8. Timothy

9. Only Took A Year

10. I Got This

11. Undertow

12. Laurie

See Tim Burgess live at the following dates.

MARCH

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.

MAY

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

JUNE

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

JULY

26 - North Yorkshire - Deer Shed Festival

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