(Featured photo by Desh Kapur for Rock at Night)
Richard Ashcroft unveils his new single ‘’Surprised By The Joy’’. It’s an upbeat track with rich strings, punchy drums, jangling acoustics featuring melodic riffs & hooks centred around Ashcroft’s legendary signature vocals. Richard Ashcroft is set to return with the October 19th release of his fifth solo studio album Natural Rebel. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG. ‘Natural Rebel’ represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman.
‘’Surprised By The Joy’’ Video:
Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, Natural Rebel was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tiltyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.
“With experience comes knowledge and for me this is my strongest set of songs to date. All my favourite sounds distilled into something that will hopefully give my fans lasting pleasure. It is for them. Music is power.” – Richard Ashcroft
Natural Rebel is now available to pre-order HERE on vinyl, CD and cassette.
Richard Ashcroft will be playing sold out intimate shows this winter in support of Natural Rebel including Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester & London.
Natural Rebel Track List:
- ‘All My Dreams’
- ‘Birds Fly’
- ‘Surprised By The Joy’
- ‘That’s How Strong’
- ‘Born To Be Strangers’
- ‘That’s When I Feel It’
- ‘We All Bleed’
- ‘A Man in Motion’
- ‘Streets of Amsterdam’
- ‘Money Money’
UK Tour Dates:
Friday October 26th– Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
Sunday October 28th– Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Monday October 29th– Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Wednesday October 31stManchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday November 2nd– Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT
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