The Fratellis front man Jon Fratelli has announced details of a new solo album Bright Night Flowers scheduled for release February 15th on Cooking Vinyl. Recorded in Scotland during the summer of 2018, Jon Fratelli self produced the album with long term friend, musician and producer Stuart McCredie (Simple Minds, Echo & The Bunny Men, Belle & Sebastian and The Fratellis). The announcement was also accompanied by the release of a new video for the album’s title song Bright Night Flowers. The track will be made available as a free download from today when you Pre-Order the album.
“Almost all of these songs were written on the piano, which is fairly obvious on first listen. It seemed like the most natural counterpoint to the last album: to move away from fairly loud and colorful songs – some of which were built from mash ups of various ideas – to something gentle that rolled with a bit more fluidity.” and continues to say ““I’d describe this album as playful as well, actually!” he says with a smile. “Heartbreak and emotional pain can also be playful when you know that they’re not to be taken too seriously. Equally, you can’t know pleasure without its opposite. In that respect, black is equally as joyful as white. Life would be very dull if happiness was the only experience, wouldn’t it?”
Straight off the back of the last Fratellis album, Jon’s solo work demonstrates a more down-tempo melodic and melancholic side to his song writing. With influences coming from Glen Campbell, Roy Orbison and Tom Waits. Speaking of the albums creation, Jon said:
Bright Night Flowers is released February 15th on Cooking Vinyl and can be pre-ordered here.
The track listing for Bright Night Flowers:
- Serenade In Vain
- Bright Night Flowers
- After A While
- Rolling By
- Crazy Lovers Song
- Dreams Don’t Remember
- In From The Cold