Each track on ‘Marshall’s House’ is inspired a painting by the American Realist Edward Hopper...
JOHN SQUIRE will release a new solo single and album in the new year.
In a move sure to frustrate fans hoping that persistent rumours of a Stone Roses reunion are true, Squire has recorded a follow-up to his 2002 album ‘Time Changes Everything’.
‘Marshall’s House’ will be released on February 9, with a single, ‘Room In Brooklyn’, out a week earlier. The album was recorded over 12 days in Bryn Derwen, Wales, and co-produced with longtime collaborator Simon Dawson.
This time Squire has drawn inspiration from his love of the visual arts, with each track on ‘Marshall’s House’ inspired a painting by the American Realist Edward Hopper.
Squire explained: “Hopper painted American scenes and American people – usually quite solitary and depressed-looking individuals. The reason I wanted to write about them was that I find them all quite haunting – superficially light, and awkward and ordinary, but there was something disturbing about some of the characters. So each of the songs is an extrapolated story around those images.”
The tracklisting runs:
‘Lighthouse & Buildings’
‘Cape Cod Morning’
‘People In The Sun’
‘Tables For Ladies’
‘Yawl Riding A Swell’
‘Room In Brooklyn’
Meanwhile, Squire is also working on his first ever exhibition of his artwork. The guitarist is a prolific painter, producing the cover art for all the Stone Roses and Seahorses records.