Suede Blue Hour LP
21 sept 2018.
Suede are delighted to announce their eighth studio album The Blue Hour, released on Warner Music on the 21st September. Produced and mixed by Alan Moulder at Assault & Battery Studios, The Blue Hour is the follow up to the band’s hugely acclaimed top
ten 2016 LP, Night Thoughts. The Blue Hour is an expansive, ambitious work which, like Night
Thoughts, was written as a continuous piece, although there are fourteen distinct, thematically linked songs on the record. The album sees Suede continue to explore new ground sonically and features a choir and spoken word, as well as string arrangements from the band’s Neil Codling and one from Craig Armstrong on The Invisibles. Craig worked with the band on their 1996 LP Coming Up and on films such as Romeo + Juliet and The Bone Collector. The stirring presence of the iconic City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, who were integral to the recording of the fourteen track LP, is one of the album’s most significant touches. The Blue Hour is the final part of the triptych of albums recorded by the band since they reformed and released 2013’s Bloodsports. The record is also complemented by some of the subject matter of Brett Anderson’s recent memoir ‘Coal Black Mornings’. Talking about the context of the record the band explain: ‘The Blue Hour is the time of day when the light is fading and
night is closing in. The songs hint at a narrative but never quite reveal it and never quite explain. But as with any Suede album, it’s always about the songwriting. The band, the passion and the noise:
The Blue Hour’.
THE BLUE HOUR TRACKLIST:
Beyond The Outskirts
Life Is Golden
Don’t Be Afraid If Nobody Loves You
All The Wild Places