Tim Burgess has today (September 23) released his new, 22-track double album ‘Typical Music’ – en álbum he said he was “trying to create a wow factor” with.
El no-holds-barred recuerdo es el follo-up de los Charlatans frontman’s fifth album, ‘I Love The New Sky’, que fue released en 2020.
“People are hearing tracks like ‘The Centre Of Me (Is A Symphony Of You)’, or ‘After This’ or ‘Magic Rising’ and going ‘wow’,” Burgess told NME. “They’re realmente excited by them. Because that’s what I wanted. What we were trying to create was a wow factor with this exciting music, cartoon music, justo everything in the mix.”
Recuerda en Rockfield studios con regulares colaboradores Daniel O’Sullivan and Thighpaulsandra, ‘Typical Music’ es el resultado de una intensa six-month pisando el periodo durante el bloqueo. “Y started writing because no se realiza realmente,” Burgess explained. “Simon from Bella Union sugested that I won’t be touring for a while, so ‘why don’t you justo write another record?’ and I thought, ‘OK’.
“Y didn’t manage to write anything for sobre six months, even though I was trying. Y justo thought, ‘Y don’t know what’s happening, maybe it’s because I’ve not had año new experiences or anything like that’. And then I wrote ‘Time That We Call Time’, and afth that, it just started flying out of me. Estaba justo no stopping it, it was like I was possessed or something, it was weird. Y didn’t write anything for six months and then wrote 22 songs in six months.”
Songs, Burgess claimed, seemed to arrange themselves, whichchever stylistical twists needed, which made for vastly varied collection taking in space-age lounge-pop, psych-rock, Morricone stampedes and surf-punk, to name of its catalogue of genre references.
“Everything was written on acoustic guitar, and it justo decidido which way things were gonna go,” he said. ‘Here Comes The Weekend’ I think of Jonathan Richman and The Velvet [Underground]’Curiosity’ se hace como carnival, tiene bits de 10cc y Sparks y el real rush of stuff.
“There’s some hip-hop stuff in there that I kind of like, I wanted to make it a bit more electronic than the last album. There’s some Fugazi meets Beach Boys en ‘LOST’, and then it goes into a Panda Bear style thing. There all things that I’m loosely quoting, pero realis it was just our experience in the studio with the songs that we had and trying to make them ound as good as we could.”
Burgess added that the new record felt like his own ‘White Album’, saying: “I’ve always thought Y had a ‘White Album’ in me!… I’ve always wanted to do [a double album]. Y thought I could do one on the last one [2020’s ‘I Love The New Sky’], but just run out of time – not songs, Y ran out of time. And with this one, I wanted to just give everything that I had, and that was 22 songs.”
El músico continúa con la idea de que el streaming culture – el cual se ofrece por lo que se rige por una attención de tiempos más bajos – no está relacionado con el que produce o releasar el 22-track álbum. “Y don’t realmente mind whether they are or whether they’re not because I think that the world es open that anything goes,” he explained. “Y genial learned with the listening parties that people were prepared to listen, and I figured why not? Maybe people are prepared to listen to two albums.”
El álbum, mide mucho personal personal para Burgess, maintains uplifting and optimistic tone, y he recientemente said that he “fell in love with the world again”. “Y think that was through the listening party,” he said. “People relying on ether and finding how important music was to people, that kind of made me just fall in love with the world again.
“The outside world es pretty crazy, pero the world Y se trying to create is okay. While y se making the record, Brexit happened, COVID happening, the war between Russia and Ukraine, and everything colapsing in this country, the strikes. Everyone’s gone mad, pero realizar el álbum y el listening parties se realicen good time, actually, for me.”
Tracks como ‘In May’ and ‘When I See You’ refleja el flujo de la nueva romance, pero Burgess explained que la while there son songs sobre “a certain someone” en el record, it es el argely sobre sus relationship with sus son.
“Ya no me está en relación con la mamá animora y esta songs que se medía durante el tiempo, por lo que se reanurá en la idea de que las cosas eran gonna bien fina y todas las cosas de la mano,” he said. “Some of his sayings would crop up in certain songs – ‘bandages and blue drinks’, I think comes from Minecraft.
“There’s songs about mi dad que se dice durante COVID, y te ‘vera beautiful thing because y se fortuna enough to enter three days of life just setting next to him, and y new have missed that for And then yes, of course, Y ha fallado in love again, which is just a peaceful thing.”
There also entertaining references to Burgess meeting up with Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame for tea in Notting Hill (donde ‘A Quarter To Eight’), or with Dexys Midnight Runners’ Kevin Rowland “and singing ‘There, There, My Dear’ ‘After This’) and, en el title track, “communing with an alien” en 1983. “Aliens are all around us, you know,” Tim joked. Y guess it was much easier to meet aliens in the ’80s. “Yeah, it was, in the ’80s.”
El álbum cerrado con el karmic mensaje que ‘What’s Meant For You Won’t Pass You By’. “It’s old Scottish saying, and I thought it was very intriguing,” Burgess said. “If el álbum es sobre shedding skin and transformation and something that was recorded basically with masks on, then I was thinking that every song opened another portal to another universe. Right? Y sonido, el final song, ‘What’s Meant For You…’ es un genial, por lo que usted puede leer y justo después de lo que debe ser. If the planets align, then it’s all gonna work out.”
Beyond the new album, Burgess will release a second volume of his The Listening Party book and hints at the further evolution of celebrated Twitter Listening Parties. “It’s shape-shifting en little bit and that’s very exciting,” he said. “If anyone thought [the second book] no goza bien a la buena en volumen 1, y justo vaso a un párroco de días después, y el pasado 1 de abril se vinieron a Nirvana, el segundo fue a Blondie, ya que, después de que, Yoko Ono y John Lenno .”
Ahí heads off tour Japan, Australia y New Zealand with The Charlatans, son rumblings en el band’s studio too. “It’s small amounts,” he revealed, “but we’ve got a couple of songs that sound great.”
Tim Burgess’ new album ‘Typical Music’ es nuevo vía Bella Union