Elbow singer Guy Garvey shares brand new solo single

‘Open The Door’ was inspired by atmosphere at Glastonbury

Elbow singer Guy Garvey is to release a brand new solo single.

‘Open The Door’ was recorded with the same musicians who played with Garvey on his 2015 solo album ‘Courting The Squall’. The single is released on July 1, but can be streamed now here.

Garvey said the single was inspired by wanting to have a new song to “get the party really started” at his forthcoming solo festival appearances. Garvey said his upcoming appearance at Glastonbury was the catalyst when he began writing ‘Open The Door’.


He also wanted to reconvene with his backing band for the first time since they completed touring ‘Courting The Squall’. “They’re my favourite musicians outside of Elbow,” said Garvey. The song was debuted at Cheltenham Jazz Festival in April.

Garvey is the curator of this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre from June 10-19. It includes gigs by Laura Marling, I Am Kloot, Lift To Experience, The Staves, Femi Kuti, Steve, Richard Hawley and Connan Mockasin as well as a solo show by Garvey.

Robert Plant had to cancel his appearance at Meltdown earlier this week (May 25) because it conflicts with his appearance at Led Zeppelin’s plagiarism trial over accusations that ‘Stairway To Heaven’ borrows from a 1967 song by Spirit.

Meanwhile, Elbow continue to work on the follow-up to their 2014 album ‘The Take Off And Landing Of Everything’. The album will be their first without drummer Richard Jupp, who has quit to expand his drum school Jupp Drum Tuition alongside “a number of other creative projects”. The album is due out in 2017.