Johnny Marr new album: Everything you need to know about Fever Dreams Pts 1-4
By Steve O'Brien | December 19, 2021
When is Johnny Marr’s new album out?
Johnny Marr’s new double album, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4, his fourth solo release, will drop on 25 February 2022, via BMG. The record will follow on from his third album Call The Comet, which arrived in June 2018.
“There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been developing – really since getting out of The Smiths until now, and I hear it in this record,” Marr says.
“There are so many strands of music in it. We didn’t do that consciously, but I think I’ve got a vocabulary of sound. And I feel very satisfied that I’ve been able to harness it.”
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) October 13, 2021
Written and recorded at the Crazy Face Factory, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 was created with Marr’s long-standing band: co-producer Doviak, bassist Iwan Gronow, drummer Jack Mitchell, and features backing vocals throughout the album from the Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter Meredith Sheldon, with three songs featuring bass from Primal Scream’s Simone Marie.
What songs are on Johnny Marr’s new album?
Here’s the tracklisting for Fever Dreams Pts 1-4:
- ‘Spirit Power & Soul’
- ‘All These Days’
- ‘Lightning People’
- ‘Hideaway Girl’
- ‘Sensory Street’
- ‘Tenement Time’
- ‘The Speed of Love’
- ‘Night and Day’
- ‘Counter-Clock World’
- ‘God’s Gift’
- ‘The Whirl’
Speaking about Tenement Time, Marr says:
“That’s the experience of growing up in the inner city as a little kid, running around being quite wild. This idea of “Forever, forever is mine” – it’s about running around Ardwick, bunking into warehouses and getting chased. That was the first time I was self-consciously into culture: around people who wore certain clothes, and it was part of being a little Manchester boy, really. I have a real romanticism about that period of my life.”
Will Johnny Marr be touring in 2022?
The guitarist will join Blondie as a special guest on their Against The Odds headline tour through April and May 2022. Full dates below.
Fri 22 The SSE Hydro Glasgow
Sat 24 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Tues 26 The O2 Arena London
Thurs 28 The Brighton Centre
Fri 29 Bonus Arena Hull
Sun 1 AO Arena Manchester
Mon 2 Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Wed 4 First Direct Arena Leeds
Thurs 5 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Sat 7 Birmingham Utilita Arena
Meanwhile, Marr is due to perform a global online show this Wednesday (10 November). Live At The Crazy Face Factory will also be screened at selected independent UK cinemas.
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