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31 August 2021

Johnny Marr Shares New Music From Forthcoming Double Album

Johnny Marr
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Johnny Marr returns with a new single, Spirit, Power And Soul, the first new music from his forthcoming double album and fourth solo full length record, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4. A new four track EP, Fever Dreams Pt 1, will be released 15 October via BMG.

Informed by the powerful, anthemic and direct approach of Spirit, Power And Soul, the songs on the Fever Dreams Pt 1 EP have an emotional potency. Fusing the language of soul music with his roots as a “Mancunian glam rocker”, lyrics that could be simultaneously personal and universal, with a high energy electro sound. The new EP reflects Johnny’s multifaceted past, but takes his music somewhere startlingly new.

Speaking about the new single, Johnny said: “Spirit, Power And Soul is a kind of mission statement. I had an idea about an electro sound with gospel feeling, in my own words… an electro soul anthem.”

Johnny Marr will play a short, sold-out headline tour at intimate venues across the UK in September, ahead of joining The Courtneeners at a sold out show at Manchester’s 50,000 capacity Old Trafford. The dates will mark Johnny’s return to the live stage, and first shows since performing No Time To Die with Billie Eilish and long-standing collaborator Hans Zimmer live at the 2019 BRIT Awards.

Looking to 2022, Johnny was recently announced as the special guest on The Killers’ headline US arena tour, set to begin in August through to October 2022.

Marr’s solo career has given rise to three critically acclaimed UK Top 10 albums – The Messenger (2013), Playland (2014) and 2018’s Call The Comet. His continued creative journey has seen him at the heart of The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, as well as working with The Pretenders, Talking Heads, The Avalanches, and more.

Fever Dreams Pt 1 Tracklisting

1. Spirit, Power And Soul
2. Receiver
3. All These Days
4. Ariel

September 2021 UK Tour Dates

20 – Leeds, Stylus SOLD OUT
21 – Blackburn, King George’s Hall
23 – London, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
25 – Manchester, Old Trafford Cricket Ground (supporting The Courteeners) SOLD OUT

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