Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Spoon have shared ‘My Babe’, the third and final advance listen of their forthcoming album Lucifer on the Sofa via Matador Records.
‘My Babe’ is a song of contrast. What begins as a sentimental ballad with a heartbreaking piano melody yields to an exuberant chorus with a proclamation of sheer bravado. Listen HERE.
Lucifer On the Sofa was co-produced by Spoon and Mark Rankin (Adele, Queens of the Stone Age) and features contributions from Dave Fridmann and Justin Raisen. It’s the band’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade and bottles the physical thrill of a band tearing up a packed room. It’s an album of intensity and intimacy, where the music’s harshest edges feel as vivid as the directions quietly murmured into the mic on the first take. According to frontman Britt Daniel, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”
Critical acclaim has been rolling in with Uncut declaring it “an instant classic”, and MOJO superbly labelling their sound as “Elvis Costello on the streets, ZZ Top between the sheets”. According to frontman Britt Daniel himself, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”
Find pre-order options for Lucifer On the Sofa HERE.
This is a record of defiant optimism. At a time fraught with uncertainty, it’s shutting the door on the devil you know and never looking back.