FOR FORTHCOMING ALBUM ANGELS & GHOSTS ON VEVO TODAY
ANGELS & GHOSTS TO BE RELEASED EVERYWHERE OCTOBER 23RD
Multi-platinum recording artist Dave Gahan, along with musical partner, Soulsavers premiere their new album trailer on VEVO here. The video’s compelling behind-the-scenes studio insights provide a window into the creative process surrounding their forthcoming album ANGELS & GHOSTS, available everywhere on October 23rd via Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The much anticipated release is the collaborators’ second album (following their critically-acclaimed 2012 release THE LIGHT THE DEAD SEA), and will be released in digital, as well as physical CD and vinyl formats.
Beginning on October 15, NPR Music will stream the album in full as part of their First Listen series, leading up to the album’s release. The “utterly riveting” album boasts nine original tracks, all written by Dave Gahan & Soulsavers. The album is available for pre-order now.
Excited about the powerful, live nature of the album, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers scheduled a series of six special performances in iconic, intimate venues across the US and Europe, with every venue selling out almost immediately after being announced. In the trailer, Dave comments about how new material he’s written inspires a mutual discovery process between the artist and his fans when showcasing it live: “I don’t understand a song sometimes until I’m actually performing it, and then it takes on a whole other life when there’s an audience involved.”
The inaugural show kicks off in Los Angeles, October 19, with Dave Gahan & Soulsavers performing as a ten- piece band; shows in New York, London, Berlin, Paris and Milan will follow, with all events livestreamed via Yahoo so fans around the globe can view the once-in-a-lifetime concerts, with details listed here.
The cinematic first single, ‘All Of This And Nothing’ was released last month to universal acclaim. The track can be streamed here: http://smarturl.it/allofthisandnothing
An evolution from their first album, ANGELS & GHOSTS proves to be a markedly stronger and more hard- hitting body of work. Listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of dark, brooding sounds, elements inspired by gospel and blues, and the stark beauty that has become a signature of Dave and Soulsavers’ works. Dave Gahan’s emotionally powerful voice has never sounded better, and drives the album forward over a landscape of meticulously crafted instrumentation.
A transatlantic collaboration, the writing process started with Dave Gahan and Soulsavers’ Rich Machin exchanging demos and ideas from their respective studios in lower Manhattan and rural England. They then recorded the album with additional musicians in studios around the world, including classic locations such as Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and Electric Lady in New York. The end result is a vibrant, live-sounding album, and proof of the “instant and obvious fit” Machin felt writing with Gahan.
Angels & Ghosts track listing:
2. You Owe Me
4. All of This and Nothing
5. One Thing
6. Don’t Cry
8. The Last Time
9. My Sun