To coincide with the news, he added that “another single will follow in earlyish 2020, and the album just after that,” in a lengthy post on social media.
O’Brien’s letter to his fans revealed that producer Flood, who worked on the first single, has been involved in the recording of the full album who was part of a team made up Catherine Marks, Cecil Bartlett and “some of Willesden’s finest sound engineers.”
With Alan Moulder mixed the record, O’Brien also reeled off a list of well-known names who have collaborated with him on the new material with the likes of Radiohead bandmate Colin Greenwood, Laura Marling, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, Portishead’s Adrian Utley and more all being cited.
“I’m going to tour this record properly, so we’ll be out there in 2020 and hope to see you at some of the shows,” O’Brien said. “This feels like the start of something new and truly significant for me… it has felt like a calling… I have to do this… so I hope you really like it.”