JOHNNY MARR – ” Spirit Power and Soul “

Posted: August 31, 2021 in MUSIC
Johnny Marr Fever Dreams Pt 1 EP

The former Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr has unveiled ‘Spirit, Power And Soul’, the first single from his upcoming new double album project. Marr described the song in a press release as “a kind of mission statement” and “an electro soul anthem.”

Marr will release a new four-track EP, ‘Fever Dreams Pt 1’, from his double-album on October 15th via BMG Records.

Meanwhile, the release date fo the full double album, ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’, is to be announced. The record will be Marr’s first since 2018’s “Call The Comet”. Speaking about the new single, Marr said: “’Spirit, Power And Soul’ is a kind of mission statement. I had an idea about an electro sound with gospel feeling, in my own words… an electro soul anthem.”

In July Marr announced that he would play a run of ultra intimate shows across various venues in the U.K. this September. Whether you noticed or not, Johnny Marr has been cranking out a killer string of solo singles over the past several years, dating back to 2014’s indie dance floor crusher “Easy Money.” He found a watermark with his excellent 2018 album “Call The Comet“, and dabbled in electronics on the following year’s “Armatopia” before unleashing “The Bright Parade”.

To warm up for a huge outdoor show with the Courteeners at Manchester’s Old Trafford Ground on September 25th, the musician will perform three tiny shows in Leeds, Blackburn and London. Tickets on sale now.

It’ll be good to hear this new track as part of Marr’s growing live arsenal, and it should sound absolutely massive in those big rooms.

The 50,000 capacity Manchester show in support of Courteeners sold out in 90 minutes. Blossoms and Liverpool band Zuzu are also on the bill. Johnny Marr has also been announced as support for the US leg of The Killers 2022 arena tour dates, which begins in August.

The new EP, ‘Fever Dreams Pt 1’ out on 15th October:

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