Colour us excited… Eight long hears after his startlingly brilliant debut album, Dan Black’s back with ‘Do Not Revenge’.
If you actually missed 2009’s ‘UN’, you’re missing out big time. It was overflowing with what we called at the time “delicious pop ditties that come resplendent with awesome, cleverly constructed video clips”.
Though the British pop star has gifted us a selection of single releases in the ensuing years, he’s kept us hanging for the all-important sophomore album. But it, called ‘Do Not Revenge’, is almost here.
And he’s just dropped the lead single from it, ‘Farewell’, featuring a vocal appearance by none other than Kelis (watch clip below).
“I tried to think of the album as this complete thing,” Dan explains. “For me it is important to write that way. If I get too focused on one song, I can get sucked into a need for perfection. Thinking bigger is more freeing – maybe in all things actually – not just music.”
Given he’s made up wait far too long for a new long player, it’ll be filled with a dozen new songs, including the previously released ‘Headphones’.
‘Do Not Revenge’ will land at retailers everywhere on Friday July 07.
01. Wash Away
02. Space Invaders
04. Farewell (ftg. Kelis)
07. We Drift On (ftg. Imogen Heap)
08. Ur The 1
09. Plastic Heart
10. Polar Bears
11. Ballad of Player 1up
12. Zoo (Bonus Track)