Today is the official worldwide release date of the new single. Pleased to be able to finally release "Revolutions "to the world.
Having my first new material out in over a year is quite an interesting feeling. I've worked so hard for this album, just as I did for Silence - only this time I suppose we have so much more experience of the music industry and how all the pieces of the puzzle fit around a release. Still, I feel like we are moving yet again into new territory - the business has changed so much in the past 3 years, that anything could happen with this record.
"Revolutions" was about the third track that I wrote when I started putting songs together for my second album. I knew I wanted to do something with more of a traditional pop song form, which Silence had touched on but never fully explored.
One night, shortly after I started working on the instrumental, I was out with Fonteyn, and he took me to a bizarre basement members club off Regent Street to see this new band he was in love with. The group were Heartbreak, fronted by this charismatic moustachioed Argentinian. They delivered a dark set of original italo inspired electro, fitting for the odd surroundings. And his voice stood out to me to be something entirely special. I knew he would be the one to collaborate with on this new track.
Last summer Sebastian came to my studio to try out some vocals. We actually started with "Want It Now" - which I invited him to write the lyrics for and used as a bit of a test to see how well we would work together. He was brilliant - I knew straight away that he was the one for "Revolutions".
I then went off traveling for a few weeks to India, and actually wrote the lyrics in the back of a car somewhere between Delhi and Agra. Its funny where inspiration takes you! The melody had been firmly planted in my head for weeks - I just didn't know what the song was really about. Perhaps it was all that rich colonial history ... or maybe Ghandi?
On my return Sebastian came back to the studio and we finished the recording in the afternoon.
There are so many meanings to the song - I explored a bit of them in a previous post. Just as the word has many connotations, so does the track itself. But I guess I can leave it up to the listener to decipher for themselves.
"Revolutions EP" is out now via all the best download merchants.
Including, of course, iTunes.