Bernard Butler proclaims new solo album3 min read

Good Grief shall be Bernard Butler’s first solo album in 25 years

Bernard Butler has revealed particulars of his new studio album, Good Grief.

His first solo LP in 25 years, the songwriter and producer has been busy working with a wide range of totally different artists throughout that point. Notable tasks embody two seminal albums with folks musician Sam Lee, a Mercury nominated mission with actor Jessie Buckley in addition to working with Bert Jansch and Ben Watt from Every part However The Woman, The Libertines, Tough and an eight-million promoting, Grammy-winning report with Duffy.

Butler says: “For whereas I used to be scarred and I used to be scared. I used to be fortunately distracted and joyously concerned with a lot music. I realised simply being there was greater than I had ever hoped for.

“I gave lots to different folks, however realised that my story was outlined however what I used to be, relatively than what I’m. I set myself a modest industrial objective, an expectant artistic one: carry out to 10 folks with out being bottled, then discover 11 the following evening. Thus started the undoing of my very own embarrassment. I might write as I believed and sing as I wrote till the bottles fly. And so, the songs arrived.

Escape is the dream…

Bernard booked himself right into a rehearsal area in Holloway each Wednesday afternoon for months, simply him, a guitar, a microphone, and his new songs.  The primary fruit of those classes is the brand new single Camber Sands. “For years and years I’ve drawn straight strains from North London to each shoreline I may see,” he says. “To life-worn Londoners escape is the dream and return almost definitely. The story I discovered was not the ocean however the journey. Camber Sands, Mersea Island, Dunwich, or a dozen extra horizons of chance, the ocean and the seawalls, and the infinite return to face town. Camber Sands is a love music – we flee the previous, the current, ourselves, to outlive, to defy. The loneliest music of the resolute, the half-light and the saddest tunes.”

Take heed to Camber Sands beneath:

Metropolis to coast

Spherical circle reveals with pals Norman Blake and James Grant throughout Scotland gave Butler the style for venturing again out on stage, and whereas writing with Jessie Buckley for the Mercury Prize nominated For All Our Days That Tear The Coronary heart album, Bernard tucked away his personal discoveries and continued the journey as soon as Buckley returned to the silver display. Confronting his personal songwriting course of, he wrote phrases down, away from the safety of his guitar, earlier than carving music across the strains. 

Good Grief finds Bernard Butler proudly owning three a long time of labor, free to carry out, bookended by wildly contrasting experiences of loss, pleasure, and bewilderment. The album is a journey from metropolis to coast and again, and between it, a complete spectrum of human emotion.

Good Grief Tracklisting

Camber Sands
Deep Feelings
Dwelling The Dream
Preaching To The Choir
Fairly D
The Forty Foot
London Snow
The Wind

The album shall be launched on a wide range of codecs together with: restricted silver vinyl (Indie retail unique), black vinyl, CD with eight web page fold-out insert, and very restricted Gold vinyl unique to his web site. All preliminary ‘first editionsof the vinyl include a signed print.

All through Could and June, earlier than he goes on tour across the UK, Butler shall be making in-store appearances:

3 Could – Tough Commerce East, London (night)
1 June David’s, Letchworth – Afternoon
2 June Pie & Vinyl, Southsea – Afternoon
2 June Vinilo, Southampton Night
3 June Vinyl Whistle, Leeds – Night
4 June Resident, Brighton – Night

Bernard Butler June Tour Dates

6 London, St Matthias Church (Offered Out)

7 London, St Matthias Church

8 Bristol, Beacon The Lantern

11 Nottingham, Metronome

14 Liverpool, Philharmonic Corridor

15 Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre

21 Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms

22 Glasgow, Macintosh Queens Cross

23 Newcastle, Gosforth Civic Theatre

27 Bodmin, St Petroc’s Church

28 Lyme Regis, Marine Theatre

Good Grief is launched through 355 Recordings on 31 Could and is out there to pre-order right here

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