Having already made available the gnarled track “Dionysus” and the apocalyptic paean “The World is on Fire”, Ed Harcourt announces the next single to be taken from his forthcoming album, the title track “Furnaces” which is available now.
Working closely with legendary producer Flood, (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey and Foals), Ed Harcourt’s seventh album studio album ‘Furnaces’ (out August 19th, 2016) is the most ambitious and abrasive album of his career.
Ed says of the title track, “I wanted this song to sound like a loping, clanking fire-breathing giant made out of machinery eating up the earth and spewing vast projectiles of junk out, leaving chaos and emptiness in its wake… I hasten to add that hope is never far away - but it is a distant lantern swaying precariously in the darkness.”
Fittingly, the album’s artwork was created by the legendary Gonzo artist and Hunter S Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman. As well as playing most of the instruments on the album, Ed was joined by his dream line-up: drummer Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, bassist Tom Herbert of The Invisible & Polar Bear, vocalist Hannah Lou Clark, and percussionist Michael Blair, a frequent Tom Waits collaborator.
Pre-order: http://po.st/9AkM7H (including “Furnaces”, “Dionysus” and “The World Is on Fire” instant grats)