ELBOW – ” Six Words “

Posted: October 17, 2021 in MUSIC
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“I can’t remember the exact genesis of the track,” says Elbow’s Guy Garvey of their new single “Six Words,” “but it is definitely one of Craig’s. In some ways it’s familiar territory lyrically, it has similar sentiments to ‘Mirrorball’ but it draws heavily on my teenage years: the bottle green in the song is the colour of my school uniform and the six lanes is the traffic on the road to school in Prestwich.

Though that six lanes line was something I originally wrote back in the early Elbow days when I sat in The Cornerhouse people watching so it’s a double reminisce and a return to my love of writing about love. The musical revelation came when we heard the backing singers that now end the track. We had this pyramid of voices making something incredible that reminded me of the early classic Disney soundtracks. It was so powerful that we knew we had to throw the spotlight onto them so that is why they end the track.” Elbow’s new album “Flying Dream 1” is out November 19th.

‘Flying Dream 1’ was written remotely in the band’s home studios before coming together at the empty Brighton Theatre Royal to perfect, perform, and record the songs. ‘We don’t phone each other for a chat. We don’t talk about life outside the music until we’re together. These hushed night-time missives told us how each other were doing. When we finally got together, all that was to do was record the songs, honour them with amazing additional singers and players in a gorgeous space and catch up. It was beautiful.’ Guy Garvey, August 2021.

Elbow release their ninth studio album, ‘Flying Dream 1’, on 19th November 2021.

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