Kasabian are back in the recording studio and will release their new album next year, lead singer Tom Meighan has confirmed.
The new album would become Kasabian’s seventh studio record and their first since the release of 2017’s effort For Crying Out Loud.
When asked about the future plans of the band, Meighan initially remained tight-lipped, instead deferring questions away to discuss his current routine: “I’ve been making plants. Pak Choi with my missus,” he told Radio X‘s Dan O’Connell. “We’ve been growing plants in the garden and I’ve been writing loads of songs and stuff and keeping busy,” he added.
Eventually though, O’Connell asked the Leicester born indie singer if he had any plans to make new music with Kasabian, to which he answered: “I’ll think we’ll record a record next year.”
The news comes as Meighan’s bandmate, Serge Pizzorno, announced his side project by going solo and collaborating with Little Simz on his new song ‘Favourites’.
With music and lyrics by Pizzorno and Little Simz, ‘Favourites’ is the first taste of a new side project and received its world premiere last night on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record.
The S.L.P – as it is called – is a new project by Kasabian’s guitarist and songwriter. This debut solo album was created during a one-year hiatus from Kasabian and sees Pizzorno channel his artistic instinct to create an exciting and unexpected updated self-portrait.
“’Favourites’ is about identity in the digital age,” Pizzorno says. “I was interested in how online dating is a sort of snapshot of this identity crisis. Through the speed and structure of the song, I wanted to capture the feeling of the real you inside your head trying to get out and escape during a first date. It’s a dialogue between two people who are coming to terms with their true selves through their digital interaction becoming a physical one.”
As for Little Simz, Serge admits this hot UK rapper “completely blew me away”. He continues: “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, make music with hip hop or grime artists.”