Jake Shears is set to release a full solo album later this year.
The American artist performed at Birmingham Pride over the weekend, dropping a few new tracks into his set.
The flamboyant songwriter is set to release a new solo album over summer, with the material owing a debt to the American South.
"I created the record that I wanted to hear, that I felt had been missing from my life," he explains. "It took time, was handcrafted and is something that no one else could have made. These songs were cooked low and slow in the South, in Kentucky and New Orleans, with humour, heartbreak and horns. If it sounds expensive, that’s because it was. This is the sound of actual human beings, playing real instruments onto tape."
"It took two years to make and for months I slept in the studio, behind the old upright piano. Whenever I had any self-doubt, I reminded myself— this is exactly how all of my favourite records were made, with fingerprints, sweat and honesty. It’s a record about finding yourself, again."
New song 'Creep City' is online now - tune in below.
Catch Jake Shears at the following shows
15 London Scala
16 Brighton Concorde 2
17 Chelmsford Rize Festival
18 Sedgefield Hardwick Festival
19 Sheffield The Leadmill
21 Liverpool Arts Club
22 Glasgow The Garage
For tickets to the latest Jake Shears shows click HERE.
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