The Fratellis’ frontman Jon Fratelli has released a new single Dreams Don’t Remember Your Name taken from Jon’s forthcoming solo album Bright Night Flowers which will be released on the 15th February 2019 via Cooking Vinyl.
Recorded in Scotland during the summer of 2018 with the help of a long term friend, musician and producer Stuart McCredie (Simple Minds, Echo & The Bunny Men, Belle & Sebastian and The Fratellis). 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.
“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?”
Bright Night Flowers is released February 15th on Cooking Vinyl and can be pre-ordered here.
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