elbow Releases 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything'
Today, elbow released their sixth studio album titled 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything', which is now available on iTunes, Amazon (CD, Deluxe & Vinyl), Spotify, Google Play and in all good record stores across North America.
The lead single from their current full-length album, is the powerful 'New York Morning', an ode to New York City, with lyrics partly inspired by chief lyricist and front-man Guy Garvey's time spent writing and "people watching" in Brooklyn and Manhattan. He recently told The Independent (UK) how a press conference that John Lennon held (before he left the UK for good) also motivated him to write the track, "Why wouldn't you go to New York?" Lennon enthusiastically asked the press. "Every nation on Earth is represented, all getting along - it's the modern Rome. Besides, they're nice to Yoko".
In response to the song, Yoko recently responded to the lyrical observation with a note to the band, thanking them, also noting "For John, he always wanted to come and live in this city, ever since he saw Bob Dylan on the famous album cover..." She finishes with a warm "Have a great time in New York. We loved it." The band will be performing in New York City to a sold out crowd at Webster Hall on May 16, and will be making numerous stops across North American the same month (dates below).
In other news, this past weekend the band were featured on the prestigious NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon, with a delightful interview with front-man Guy Garvey and bass player Pete Turner. Listen to the broadcast which features tracks from 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' here.
The new album is already generating rave reviews. Q Magazine's April cover story includes a glowing 5 STAR album review that states: 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' is the perfect expression yet of everything that is elbow. As their best album to date, it will lift your heart and fill your soul...This is the sound of a band throwing their arms around the world." MOJO's 4 STAR review similarly asserts: "Theirs is the graceful ability to elevate the everyday."