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The Divine Comedy, the orchestral-pop project of Northern Irish singer/songwriter/composer Neil Hannon, has released a new album, “Office Politics”, friday . Only two singles were shared prior to the album’s release and they are not even the most interesting songs on Office Politics, It was very hard to pick a favorite, but we’ve settled on “Philip and Steve’s Furniture Removal Company.” The song imagines a theme for a sitcom about a young Philip Glass and Steve Reich in New York City in the early 1960s, with the iconic minimalist composers running a furniture moving business. It starts with an intro seemingly recorded on Hannon’s phone when he was out and about somewhere, before building to a section that could be considered a musical homage to the composers and then culminating with a male choir.

Previously Hannon shared Office Politics‘ first single, “Queuejumper.” Then this week he shared a video for “Norman and Norma,” the album’s second single (the audio for which was shared last month). The song is about the challenges of keeping the marriage spark alive as you get older and the black & white video illustrated the lyrics while also featuring images of Hannon performing the song on the piano.

The Divine ComedyNorman and Norma (Official Video) Taken from the album Office Politics Out 7th June

Office Politics is the twelfth Divine Comedy album and the follow-up to 2016’s Foreverland. It’s billed as a double album. The deluxe edition includes Hannon’s original piano demos from the stage adaptation of Swallows and Amazons.