Ed Harcourt releases new track off his upcoming eighth studio album, Beyond the End


Acclaimed recording artist Ed Harcourt is gearing up for the release of his eighth studio album, Beyond the End on November 23, 2018.  The new album is being released on Point of Departure and it will be Ed’s  first fully instrumental album. You can take a listen to the new track, Duet for Ghosts below:

The album is sure to deliver a dose of calm and much needed self love to this world.  Ed comments about the new album,

“The world that we live in, we’re exhausted by the internet, social media, the sheer barrage of news and vomit being rained down us on a daily basis. You can’t avoid it, and it’s tiring. So this record came from taking a step back – it’s something that’s trying to be beautiful. My hope is that people might choose to swim amongst this music when it all gets too much.” 

Ed talks  about the album, which was written and recorded at his ‘Wolf Cabin’ studio in Oxfordshire Harcourt,

“I knew I wanted to buy a new piano. Eventually I found this 1910 Hopkinson Baby Grand, which is exactly the same make and era as my grandmother’s piano which I started learning on and wrote my first three records on. I felt at home again. I needed a break from singing and lyrics so I began writing instrumental music. I grew up listening to and playing Debussy, Satie, Mozart, Grieg, as well as modern composers like Max Richter, Philip Glass, Arvo Part. I also loved Warren Ellis (with whom Harcourt worked on the new Marianne Faithfull album) and Nick Cave’s score for The Assassination Of Jesse James. So from around February I’d get up on the cold mornings, have a coffee after the kids had gone to school, then come in here, shut the door, just play…with the snow coming down outside the window. When I found something I thought worked, I’d play it over and over again…”

With the piano accompanied on occasion by Ed’s wife Gita Langley’s violin and Amy Langley’s cello, the album carries you through deceptively calm waters while nonetheless stirring up your stormiest inner passions. Reflective but never passive, it’s a quiet storm and a curveball that will gently woo you rather than boisterously bundle you over. 
“It’s not contrived, this. It’s come from the heart. I feel like someone might enjoy it on headphones while walking around an unfamiliar city for the first time.” It’s a foreign affair, but only if you’ve never noticed the depth and diversity that’s always infused Ed Harcourt’s music.

Beyond The End track listing:
1.Diving Bell
2. Wolves Change Rivers
3. Duet For Ghosts
4. Empress Of The Lake
5. Keep Us Safe
6. Faded Photographs
7. For My Father
8 . For My Mother
9. Beneath The Brine
10. There Is Still A Fire
11. Circling Red Kites
12. Whiskey Held My Sleep To Ransom
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