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John Grant announces new album, Love Is Magic

By | Published on Wednesday 11 July 2018

John Grant

John Grant has announced that he will release his fourth solo album, ‘Love Is Magic’, in October. Coming three years after his previous long-playing effort, ‘Grey Tickles/Black Pressure’, the record sees him delve further into electronic music than he has before.

“Each record I make is more of an amalgamation of who I am”, says Grant of his shifting sound. “The more I do this, the more I trust myself, and the closer I get to making what I imagine in my head”.

“The lyrics, of course, continue to be very important to me”, he adds. “They’re just snapshots of everyday life where myriad moods and every sort of horrible and hilarious occurrence one can imagine mix with the pedestrian, resulting in the absurdity and beauty of life”.

Of the album’s title, he says: “Love’s a shitshow that requires work, it’s not all lollipops and rainbows and 67 Dodge Dart Hemis and STDs and macaroni and cheese and John Carpenter. But nothing can distract from the fact that, in spite of it all, love is still magic”.

‘Love Is Magic’ will be released on 12 Oct through Bella Union, and Grant will play London’s Brixton Academy on 30 Oct. The first single from the album – its title track – is out now: