SPIRITUALIZED –  ” Everything Was Beautiful “

Posted: March 8, 2022 in MUSIC

Spiritualized have shared a new song from their upcoming album, “Everything Was Beautiful”, which is out April 22nd via Fat Possum Records. (The album was supposed to be out February 25th but got moved due to pressing plant delays.) “The Mainline Song” is one of the best, most joyous songs on the album, with Jason Pierce singing “I wanted to know if you wanted to go to the city tonight” against an orchestral rush of fuzzed out guitars, strings, woodwinds and choir.

During lockdown last year, J Spaceman would walk through an empty ‘Roman London’ where the world was ‘full of birdsong and strangeness’, trying to make sense of all the music playing in his head at the time. The mixers and mixes of his new record weren’t working out yet. Spaceman plays 16 different instruments on ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ which was put down at eleven different studios, as well as at his home. He also employed more than 30 musicians and singers including his daughter Poppy, long-time collaborator and friend John Coxon, string and brass sections, choirs and finger bells and chimes from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Eventually the mixes got there and ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ was achieved. The result is some of the most ‘live’ sounding recordings that Spiritualized have released since the ‘Live at the Albert Hall’ record of 1998, around the time of ‘Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space’.

Releases February 25th, 2022

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