After nine years of absence, there is another album on the way from Smith & Burrows and brand new single ‘Parliament Hill’ is a melancholic delight.
The duo, made up of Andy Burrows and Editors singer Tom Smith, released their debut album Funny Looking Angels in 2011. The record is comprised of bittersweet Christmas songs with a glass-half-empty twist and, as the years have gone on, Funny Looking Angels has become a catalogue of alternative Christmas anthems that has become essential festive listening for many. That said, with Christmas fast approaching, ‘Parliament Hill’ isn’t about the most wonderful time of the year and is instead an ode to London Town.
Tom Smith described the new track as being “a beautiful song for now, when we’re all craving connection to people and places. It encapsulates a real, still moment and is my favourite song on the album.”
What makes ‘Parliament Hill’ special is how their voices compliment each other so greatly and hearing them gorgeously clash together again after nine years is not something fans will be taking for granted. The highly anticipated sophomore album, Only Smith & Burrows, is set to arrive on February 19th through PIAS and, if ‘Parliament Hill’ is anything to go by, it’s set to be a blissful treat.
The duo headed to Nashville to create the album and described it as being, “The most idyllic musical getaway I could have ever dreamed of. I never thought this second album would not happen. It has its own force which is the power of our collaborative writing and voices.”
Despite the years they have spent apart over the last decade, the undeniable chemistry has not disappeared in the slightest.
Check out the melancholic ‘Parliament Hill’, below.