Elvis Costello has released his brand new single ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’.
The latest effort, which follows the previously released number ‘No Flag’, arrives as the “tale of a tattler who outlives her time” and sees the musician team up with Eetü Seppälä who recorded and engineered the track.
Costello, who travelled alone to Helsinki in order to record the track on February 16th, then worked for three days at Suomenlinnan Studio, a recording facility that is a twenty-minute ferry ride from downtown Helsinki.
Asked about why he chose to make the new track in the Finnish capital, Elvis explained in the press release: “I wanted to go somewhere nobody knew me. So, this is ‘The Helsinki Sound.’”
The instrumental credits on the track simply read: “Elvis Costello –Mouth, Hammond Organ, Fender Jazzmaster, Upright Piano, Rhythm Ace & All Other Noises.” While the track was recorded by Eetu Seppälä, Costello also worked with Tim Mikkkola in Helsinki whilst Sebastian Krys mixed the track in Los Angeles.
Costello plans to release yet another new song in August but, for now, enjoy his latest effort: