Hot off the back of their soundtrack release for BBC1’s ‘The Last Post’, London duo Solomon Grey have just announced their new album ‘Human Music’ which is a follow up to their highly acclaimed debut self-titled album ‘Solomon Grey’ released in 2016.
‘Human Music’ is released on 16th February 2018 on Mercury KX and is a collection of intricately crafted songs mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT), which showcase Solomon Grey’s cinematic-style emotive soundscapes. The album delves into themes of choice, love and loss, and was written by the band at the time singer Joe’s mum was diagnosed with a terminal illness. ‘Human Music ’was influenced by her passing.
Solomon Grey explain, “The album is fundamentally about exploring loss and finding out how integral it is to life. That’s where it started for us but as with all of these things it can mean whatever you want it to.”
Human Music’ tracklisting:
Solomon Grey have enjoyed success with two major TV soundtracks: BBC mini-series ‘The Casual Vacancy’ in 2015 and more recently ‘The Last Post’ which was broadcast on BBC One throughout October and early November 2017. The series was created by Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, Silk, Undercover) and centres on the lives of a Royal Military Police unit and their families, in the last days of the British Empire.
Solomon Grey will be performing ‘Human Music’ live on tour throughout 2018 – UK and German tour dates on sale now with more to follow.
23 Feb Brighton Unitarian Church
27 Feb Glasgow Hug & Pint
28 Feb Leeds Headrow House
06 March Manchester Band on the Wall
07 March Bristol The Lantern
08 March London St Pancras Old Church (sold out)
09 March London St Pancras Old Church (extra date added)
13 March Amsterdam Vondelkerk
23 March Hamburg Elbphilharmonie / Kleiner Saal
03 May Köln Kulturkirche
05 May Berlin Zeiss-Großplanetarium
25 Oct London Union Chapel