The man behind some of the charts biggest stars, Brian Eno has shared a new song from his forthcoming album, The Ship.
The producer who has credits with the likes of David Bowie, U2, Talking Heads, and Coldplay has released the 21-minute title track available to stream ahead of the album’s official release in April.
The production and songwriting genius explained in a press release: “The piece started as an Ambient work intended for a multi channel sound installation in Stockholm, but during the making of it I discovered that I could now sing a low C – which happens to be the root note of the piece.
“Getting older does have a few fringe benefits after all. From that point the work turned into an unusual kind of song…a type I’ve never made before where the vocal floats free, untethered to a rhythmic grid of any kind.”
The Ship will be Eno’s first release since his 2012 album Lux and will feature a cover of the Velvet Underground’s track “I’m Set Free”, which Eno has described as, “even more relevant now than it [was] then.”
To accompany the album’s release on April 29th, there will be a series of installations where listeners will be able to hear an “alternative telling of The Ship in multi-channel 3-dimensional sound installations”.
The Ship Tracklist:
- The Ship
- Fickle Sun (i) Fickle Sun (ii) The Hour Is Thin (iii) I’m Set Free
Check out the ‘The Ship’ below: