Humanist’s Rob Marshall – Image © Katja Mayer

Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan to appear on Humanist’s second album.

On The Edge Of A Lost And Lonely World, the second album from Humanist, will feature guest appearances from a stellar cast of vocal talents.

The new record includes contributions from Dave Gahan, Isobel Campbell, Ed Harcourt, Tim Smith, James Allan (Glasvegas), Carl Hancock Rux, and Peter Hayes (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).

To accompany the announcement Humanist have shared a video for the compelling new single Too Many Rivals, featuring Harp’s Tim Smith, formerly of Midlake. Watch below:

Tragedy, Solace & Hope

A frequent collaborator with the late, great Mark Lanegan, Humanist is the recording alias of multi-instrumentalist Rob Marshall.  Commenting on the new single Marshall says: “Tim’s voice has always had a profound effect on me. In Too Many Rivals it stirs emotions that are both familiar yet strangely unknown. With this piece, Tim delves really deep, evoking a mix of tragedy, solace, and hope. It’s a masterful performance where his melody seamlessly intertwines with my music. It’s a collaboration I’m really proud of.”

On The Edge Of A Lost And Lonely World is the second album from Humanist following 2020’s self-titled debut.

The triumphant first LP featured vocal contributions from Mark Lanegan, Mark Gardener (Ride) and Joel Cadbury (UNKLE) and Dave Gahan, who appeared on the track Shock Collar, watch below:

Additionally, following Humanist’s recent support slots with Depeche Mode on their European tour, Marshall and his band will open for US rockers Jane’s Addiction on their UK dates:

Monday 27 May – London Roundhouse
Wednesday 29 May – London Roundhouse
Friday 31 May – Glasgow Barrowland
Sunday 2 June – Manchester O2 Apollo

Released 26 July via Bella Union, On The Edge Of A Lost And Lonely World is available to preorder here.

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