Alongside the news of his forthcoming EP, Kurt vile, shares cinematic visuals for his latest single ‘Another good year for the roses.‘
If there’s one thing about Kurt Vile, it’s that he sure can write a ballad. Since releasing his debut album Square Shells two decades ago, Vile has since shared a range of singalong acoustic ballads. Experimenting with elements of alternative rock and folk tendencies, Vile never misses a beat with each of his intricately-developed releases.
This November sees the artist come back with a brand-new project, following his last full-length album Watch My Moves. Out via Verve Records, this project is a collection of sombre recordings he’s accumulated over the years and is scheduled for release Friday 17th November.
Featuring revisions of past songs, new tracks, covers and more. Alongside the announcement of his new EP, Vile has shared a brand-new music video for his lead single ‘Another good year for the roses’.
The track was co-produced by Cate Le Bon and also features vocal samples from Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Courtney Barnett). It’s the first single taken off his forthcoming EP and stands on its own two feet as a nonchalant offering with a melachonic rhythm. The music video easily compliments this too, it’s moody, pensiveness matches Vile’s slow-paced and humble vocal delivery.
“Ok, it’s longer than an EP… now I call it a KV comp,” Vile says of Back To Moon Beach. “The first 6 tracks — which are the ones that fit on a single LP — are new to the world, with one foot in the not-too-distant past and the other with one tiny toe pointing toward the future.”
This November, Vile is set to embark on a 12-date tour across the US, with support slots from Weak Signal and King Kong.
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