Paolo Nutini’s New Album, ‘Last Night In The Bittersweet’ Is Out Now
Paolo Nutini’s new album, Last Night In The Bittersweet, is out now. Nutini’s fourth studio set is a 70-minute epic that spans the distance from classic rock to post-punk to hypnotic Krautrock, in the process proving its value as his deepest, most varied, most accomplished, and ultimately most rewarding set so far.
The insistent Motorik rhythms of Lose It brings shades of early ‘70s German bands like Can and Neu!, and are a product of Paolo writing increasingly on bass guitar. At the other end of the spectrum, Through The Echoes, which is currently A-List at Radio 2 is a timeless classic in the lineage of Ben E. King and Otis Redding, with Nutini’s vocal delivery reminding us why he got snapped up by Atlantic in the first place.
Last Night In The Bittersweet opens with Afterneath which samples Patricia Arquette’s memorable speech in the final scenes of True Romance, the 1993 cult classic written by Quentin Tarantino. Acid Eyes is the kind of love song, hopeful but mournful, that sticks in your mind, shapes your mood and won’t let go, whereas Petrified In Love has the cheerful spikiness of Squeeze.
Notable physical formats include a clear green double-vinyl which is available exclusively from Paolo’s official store, while key Scottish indie stores are offering an exclusive white marble double-vinyl.
Paolo Nutini recently performed with Liam Gallagher at Knebworth and announced details of a headline UK and European tour, which commences in Limerick on August 21 and includes two nights at the historic Alexandra Palace in London. Last month Paolo performed on Later…with Jools Holland.
A recap of everything Paolo has achieved to date reiterates his status as one of British music’s biggest success stories. Two of his three albums to date, Sunny Side Up and Caustic Love, have hit No.1 on the UK album charts as he amassed 8 million global album sales, 8 million UK single sales, and 1.5 billion global streams. The Ivor Novello winner and multiple BRIT Award nominee has also collected a remarkable 18 Platinum certifications in the UK alone.