Singer-songwriter has not released a new album since 'Everything Is New' in 2009

Jack Peñate has spoken to fans for the first time in over a year, confirming that he is working to finish his long-awaited third album.

The singer-songwriter has not released an album since 2009’s ‘Everything Is New’. That record was his second and followed the 2007 debut ‘Matinée’.

However, the London-based artist has kept a low profile in the past few years with no live performances and only one new song, 2012’s ‘No One Lied’, being released in the interim period.

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Tweeting earlier today, however, Penate hinted that new music could arrive soon and asked fans to “hold on” while he finishes recording. “I want you to know I’m in the process of getting the album finished. Hold tight,” he tweeted.

Around the release of ‘Everything Is New’, Jack Penate said that listening to The Smiths‘ song ‘Accept Yourself’ helped him sort out his all-or-nothing approach to his second album. He also explained: “I’ll either wake up and think everything’s going to be great and this record will work or I’ll be thinking, ‘That’s it. It’s over. What’s the point?'”.

Penate has also revealed that ‘Everything Is New’ was “a bit bipolar”, thanks to the upbeat nature of some of the songs and their contrasting serious lyrics. According to the singer/guitarist his second album documented the “underbelly of my life”, whereas his debut album, 2007’s ‘Matinee’, was “a bunch of teenage stories”.