2020 album. Also available on CD.
Tim Burgess (of UK legends The Charlatans) is releasing his fifth solo album ‘I Love The New Sky’ and is his first on the acclaimed Bella Union label. Frontman, singer, label boss, DJ and author, he’s been instrumental in so many great records over the years, always bringing enthusiasm, positivity and diversity of influence, which altogether light the way for those who hold him dear. While in The Charlatans, Tim’s indefatigable energy has been a consistent fuel for the band across thirteen high-charting albums, his solo adventure has been no less extraordinary and began nearly 20 years ago with his West Coast influenced debut album ‘I Believe’ where he worked out his love of Bob Dylan, The Byrds and The Beach Boys, which he couldn’t fully express with his main band.
It wasn’t until another gap in The Charlatans schedule that Tim put out another solo effort - 2012s ‘Oh No I Love You’ which mined similar territory as his first. Since then he has alternated a Charlatans album with one of his own although as they’ve been quiet since ‘Different Days’ in 2017, ‘I Love The New Sky’ is his second solo album since then It features 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 but deceptively expert way with melody.
In the Spring of 2020, Tim started ‘#TimsListeningParty’ on Twitter promoting classic albums from over the years, encouraging music lovers all over the world to listen to the same album at the same time and tweet comments as it’s playing. A unique idea and a fantastic way to connect with fans!
Tracklisting: Empathy For The Devil / Sweetheart Mercury / Comme D’habitude / Sweet Old Sorry Me / The Warhol Me / Lucky Creatures / The Mall / Timothy / Only Took A Year / I Got This / Undertow / Laurie