Published Oct 10, 2019After stepping out solo with Ladies on the Corner in 2016, ex-Harlan Pepper frontman Dan Edmonds has shared details of a sophomore follow-up.
Edmonds will deliver new album Softie on November 22. Ten tracks in length, he describes the effort as "an exploration of more ambitious sonic landscapes and grooves" that he co-produced alongside Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh.
"Softie was inspired by the art and music that I was consuming at that time," Edmonds explained in a statement. "Paul Klee's paintings — his use of colour and form — had a profound influence on me during the recording of this project. The feeling I have when seeing abstract expressionism is one that I'm still attempting to translate into song. I was also listening to quite a bit of hip-hop during this time, specifically Gang Starr and MF DOOM."
Alongside the announcement, Edmonds has shared album opener "two thirds of a fifth," which arrives alongside a John Smith-directed video. As Edmonds tells it, the song is "an internal dialogue about trying to overcome anxiety with compassion" that was written before the first recording session for the album.
1. two thirds of a fifth
2. another try
4. beside you
6. 3 o'clock, paris
7. run in 2 u
8. reprise (feat. benita whyte)
9. far apart
10. fell in love