Elvis Costello has announced the impending release of his brand new album Hello Clockface.
The record, which is due for release on October 30th, was recorded during stints in Finland before heading to Paris for sessions at Les Studios Saint Germain.
“I sang live on the studio floor, directing from the vocal booth. We cut nine songs in two days. We spoke very little. Almost everything the musicians played was a spontaneous response to the song I was singing. I’d had a dream of recording in Paris like this, one day,” he said in a statement.
“I wanted the record to be vivid, whether the songs demanded playing that was loud and jagged or intimate and beautiful.”
“I wanted to write ‘Helsinki-Paris-???’ on the record jacket like this was a perfume or an advertising agency. ‘London’ was a possibility for the third city but London is forever. We’ll be there again. Michael sent this music to me from New York at the perfect time. It connected to elements in both of the previous sessions and completed the picture,” Costello continued.
To coincide with the news, Costello has also released his latest single ‘We Are All Cowards Now’ which can be streamed, below.
Elvis Costello Hello Clockface tracklisting:
- ‘Revolution #49’
- ‘No Flag’
- ‘They’re Not Laughing at Me Now’
- ‘Newspaper Pane’
- ‘I Do (Zula’s Song)’
- ‘We Are All Cowards Now’
- ‘Hey Clockface/How Can You Face Me?’
- ‘The Whirlwind’
- ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’
- ‘The Last Confession of Vivian Whip’
- ‘What Is It That I Need That I Don’t Already Have?’
- ‘Radio Is Everything’
- ‘I Can’t Say Her Name’