Named after his mother and stepfather, he explores his troubled relationship with his family, particularly with his mother.
“Should Have Known Better” is a poignant first song from the album.
The National, one of the premier indie bands of the last decade, created the ambience for the documentary Mistaken for Strangers, a film that chronicled the brother of lead singer Matt Berninger, following the band on tour.
The film is now available for rental and download and the new song “Sunshine on My Back” is included.
Jamie xx, one-third of the band the xx, will be releasing his debut solo album in June.
Last year he gave us the double-sided single “She”/“Sleep Sound”.
Another song to be included on the album In Colour is “Loud Places” featuring the vocals of the xx singer Romy Madley Croft.
On his new one, Glass Riffer, he manipulates sound to such an extent that on the song “Feel the Lightning” the female voice is actually Deacon himself.
Their new album Wasted on the Dream features the song “Black Cherry Pie” on which the brothers cleverly solicited the flute-playing of the great Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
Andy Gill is currently the only original member on the new album What Happens Next.
“Broken Talk” features Alison Mosshart of The Kills and Dead Weather on vocals.