Roger O’Donnell, keyboardist best recognised for his work with The Cure, has announced a new solo project 2 Ravens.
O’Donnell, who has also famously performed with The Psychedelic Furs, first joined The Cure in 1987 after being longtime friends with drummer Boris Williams.
Now, while the band continue to work on their eagerly anticipated new album, O’Donnell has confirmed his latest solo record which will be released on April 24 through 99X10 Records and Caroline International.
Unlike The Cure’s studio habits, O’Donnell turned around the record in quick time and recorded the album over five days at Air Edel studios in London. According to a press release, the likes of Daniel Gea, Aled Jones, Nadine Nagen, Alisa Liubarskaya and Miriam Wakeling have all collaborated on the material.
O’Donnell has said the music has been influenced “by life in rural England” and, to coincide with the album news, has released the first cut in the shape of lead single ‘An Old Train’. With lyrics and vocals from Jenifer Pague, the song comes with a video directed by O’Donnell himself and filmed on an iPhone 11.
See it, below.