Elvis Costello Hey Clockface


Elvis Costello has announced his next album: Hey Clockface and it arrives October 30 via Concord. Costello has also shared a new track titled “We Are All Cowards Now.” Hear it below, and scroll down for the new LP’s tracklist and cover art.

Hey Clockface includes “No Flag” and “Hetty O’Hara Confidential.” Costello recorded the new album in Helsinki, Paris, and New York. The record features Elvis Costello’s longtime bandmate Steve Nieve, as well as Bill Frisell, Nels Cline, Mickaél Gasche, Pierre-François “Titi” Dufour, and more.

“I sang live on the studio floor, directing from the vocal booth,” Costello said of the new album in a press release. “We cut nine songs in two days. We spoke very little. Almost everything the musicians played was a spontaneous response to the song I was singing. I’d had a dream of recording in Paris like this, one day.” He continued:

I wanted to write “Helsinki-Paris-???” on the record jacket like this
was a perfume or an advertising agency. “London” was a possibility for
the third city but London is forever. We’ll be there again. Michael
sent this music to me from New York at the perfect time. It connected
to elements in both of the previous sessions and completed the
picture.

I wanted the record to be vivid, whether the songs demanded playing
that was loud and jagged or intimate and beautiful.

Elvis Costello & the Imposters released their most recent studio album Look Now in 2018.

Hey Clockface:

01 Revolution #49
02 No Flag
03 They’re Not Laughing at Me Now
04 Newspaper Pane
05 I Do (Zula’s Song)
06 We Are All Cowards Now
07 Hey Clockface/How Can You Face Me?
08 The Whirlwind
09 Hetty O’Hara Confidential
10 The Last Confession of Vivian Whip
11 What Is It That I Need That I Don’t Already Have?
12 Radio Is Everything
13 I Can’t Say Her Name
14 Byline



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