The soaring, soulful and majestic acoustic number is taken from the upcoming compilation ‘Collected Solo Work’.
“These are the four solo albums I made between 2007 and 2011,” he said of the release. “It was an exciting time for me as an artist; I had fallen out of love with being in bands and I wanted to try to explore things and test myself and grow beyond those parameters. I think you can see the development in the work; from the clumsy fumblings of the debut through to the self-conscious minimalism of ‘Wilderness’ and finally to the apogee of ‘Slow Attack’ and the growl and gnarl of Black Rainbows, there is hopefully a sense that I was learning through my mistakes and plotting points on a creative path. It was lonely and hard sometimes but I’m proud that I had the courage to wander somewhere different.
“The vital lessons I learnt, both in art and in life, fed directly into where I currently find myself and into my journey with Suede.”
The box set of ‘Collected Solo Work’ comes in a variety of formats include a five CD and DVD collection featuring live material, as well as across four vinyl LPS. It will be released on 17 March.