Last month Baxter Dury announced his new album ‘The Night Chancers’ and shared the video for the first single ‘Slumlord.’ Today, Baxter shares another track from the album, ‘Carla’s Got A Boyfriend.’
Baxter explains the song:
“It’s about someone who wants believe that Carla’s got a new boyfriend but it might not be her boyfriend and that someone might not even have gone out with Carla in the first place…”
‘The Night Chancers’ follows 2017’s ‘Prince of Tears‘ and is his sixth studio album, released on March 20th, 2020.
On ‘The Night Chancers’ Baxter says:
“The Night Chancers is about being caught out in your attempt at being free”, it’s about someone leaving a hotel room at three in the morning. You’re in a posh room with big Roman taps and all that, but after they go suddenly all you can hear is the taps dripping, and all you can see the debris of the night is around you. Then suddenly a massive party erupts, in the room next door. This happened to me and all I could hear was the night chancer, the hotel ravers”.
The album was co – produced by long time collaborator Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, John Grant, Arctic Monkeys) and Baxter, and was recorded at Hoxa Studios West Hampstead in May 2019.
From thrilling affairs that dissolve into sweaty desperation (Night Chancers) to the absurd bloggers, fruitlessly clinging to the fag ends of the fashion set (Sleep People), via soiled real life (Slumlord) social media – enabled stalkers (I’m not Your Dog) and new day, sleep – deprived optimism (Daylight), the record’s finely drawn vignettes, are all based on the corners of world Dury has visited.
(Exclusive signed glow in the dark vinyl edition, limited to 500 copies, available here.)
2020 will also see Dury embark on his biggest UK tour with a headline show at the O2 Kentish Town Forum.
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