Ian Brown reveals further album details

Former Stone Roses singer works with orchestra

Ian Brown has unveiled further details of his forthcoming fifth album.

The former Stone Roses frontman claims that he has roped in a 30-piece orchestra for a track on the follow up to 2004’s ‘Solarized’.

“I started thinking about which songs I’d used in February to April last year, then I started on writing the music and working with my producers Black Ox, working on it all July, August,” said Brown. “By October/November, I had a clear idea of what songs I wanted to do and then we went into the studio in December, so I’ve done a month now. I recorded with a 30-piece orchestra last week. It’s going to sound amazing!”

As previously reported on NME.COM, Brown has been working with former Smiths and Happy Mondays bassists Andy Rourke and Paul Ryder on the LP, entitled ‘The World Is Yours’.

He had also been chasing The Beatles legend Paul McCartney.

Speaking about the sessions, he told BBC 6 Music: “Andy Rourke is doing his usual funkateer basslines. The thing is, a lot of people don’t relaise that before he was in The Smiths, Andy was always in funk bands. He gave The Smiths that funk undercarriage, that groove, so I wanted to try and bring that out in him again. And I think we’ve done it.”

‘The World Is Yours’ is due out later this year.