Gaz Coombes's New Album WORLD'S STRONGEST MAN Out Today on Hot Fruit

Gaz Coombes's New Album WORLD'S STRONGEST MAN Out Today on Hot Fruit

World's Strongest Man is the magnificent third solo album by Gaz Coombes. Inspired variously by Grayson Perry's the Descent of Man, Frank Ocean's Blonde, Californian weed, British woodlands, unchecked toxic masculinity and hip hop (and a whole lot more besides), it's a truly remarkable collection of eleven deeply personal songs each set to expansive, addictive melody. From the deep soul purge of the title track to the coruscating Fripp-goes-motorik sprint of "Deep Pockets" via the gorgeous cyclonic ballad "Slow Motion Life" and the raw-as-hell stream of consciousness panic attack in "Vanishing Act," World's Strongest Man is a bold, ambitious, free-thinking, future-facing rock'n'roll record.

World's Strongest Man is the follow up to 2015's Matador - a record pretty much conceived, recorded and mixed in the studio equivalent of solitary confinement. Following its release, Gaz evolved from "the former Supergrass frontman" to hugely respected Mercury nominated solo artist in the space of just ten months. That album spawned five singles, was nominated for Mercury and Ivor Novello awards and was described by Q as "his masterpiece." Like Matador, World's Strongest Man was written, recorded and produced by Gaz Coombes at his home studio and at Oxford's Courtyard Studios (with co-production from long time studio partner Ian Davenport in a working process Gaz compares to what it must be like "editing a novel").

World's Strongest Man Tracklist:

1. World's Strongest Man

2. Deep Pockets

3. Walk The Walk

4. s (I've Done It Again)

5. Slow Motion Life

6. Wounded Egos

7. Oxygen Mask

8. In Waves

9. The Oaks

10. Vanishing Act

11. Weird Dreams

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