EMBRACE are working on their third album and plan to release it early next year, less than twelve months after putting out their last record ‘DRAWN FROM MEMORY’, nme.com can reveal.
The band have a shortlist of 24 songs for the new record including ‘Copenhagen Song’, ‘Effortless Now’, ‘Some Day’ and ‘Redemption Pours’. They’re now in the early stages of making the album and hope to perform some new material when they tour the country in October and November.
Speaking about the new Embrace material, frontman Danny McNamara told nme.com: “It’s going really well. I started writing songs about eight years ago and in all that time I filled about 15 90-minute tapes of stuff, but in the past four months I’ve filled two of them so I must be on a roll at the moment.
“It’s going to have a filmic, almost widescreen feel to it. We’re going to be using strings but not in the way we used them before. Before there was a naivety in the way we used strings but I think we’ve kept that. It’s kind of a bit more touching now – less is more.”
Of the new tracks, Danny described ‘Effortless Now’ as having “a really summery Beach Boys feel” and the Richard McNamara-penned ‘Redemption Pours’ as “a really beautiful happy/sad sunshine song”.
He continued: “‘Some Day’ I wrote in the same week that we finished ‘All You Good Good People’ and everyone thought it was a better song at the time and we should have it opening the first album, but I wasn’t happy with it. We thought about it for the second LP but it still wasn’t right. It’s finished now and everyone’s glad we held it back because it sounds top.”
The Embrace tour calls at Dublin Olympia (October 25) Belfast Limelight (26) Norwich UEA (29) Southampton Guildhall (30)Folkestone Leas Cliffe Hall (31) Nottingham Rock City (November 1)Hull University (3) Liverpool Royal Court (4) Glasgow Barrowlands (5) Newcastle University (6) Bradford St George’s Hall (7) Sheffield Octagon (9) Brixton Academy (10) Manchester Academy (11) Glasgow Barrowlands (second show) (12)
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