Damien Rice announces first album in eight years, ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’

The singer-songwriter's third LP comes out this November

Damien Rice has announced plans for his first album in eight years.

‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’ is set for release on November 3 and has been produced by Rice alongside Rick Rubin. Click above to listen to a clip from the LP’s title track. The singer’s third album, it follows 2002’s multi-million selling ‘O’ and 2006’s ‘9’. The first official single from the album will be ‘I Don’t Want To Change You’.

Speaking about the time taken between his last album and this release, Rice has commented: “Sometimes you have to step away from what you love in order to learn how to love it again.” He recorded with Rubin in both Los Angeles and Iceland. “I came to Rick mostly based on what I didn’t know about him, rather than what I did,” says Rice. “For some reason I just had a feeling that I would feel comfortable being open and being me and being vulnerable with Rick.”


The ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’ tracklisting is:

‘Colour Me In’
‘I Don’t Want To Change You’
‘It Takes A Lot To Know A Man’
‘Long Long Way’
‘Mustard Seeds’
‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’
‘The Box’
‘The Greatest Bastard’
‘Trusty and True’