Simply Red continue their phenomenal return with the release of a brand new single ‘Just Like You’ – out now. The single is from their new record Time – out May 26th on Warner Music.
Musicianship and production is front and centre on this new single – ‘Just Like You’ features a guitar and bass-driven throwdown that evokes nothing less than early, peak Simply Red.
“When I started writing Just Like You, I was two thirds of the way through the album” reflects Mick. “I remember walking into my bedroom and saying: ‘It would be great to have a funky bassline.’ I had my phone with me, and I just pressed record, and just sang that bassline pretty much as it was into my phone. I was working it out in my head as I played it.”
Four years since the triumphant Blue Eyed Soul, one of the UK’s most treasured bands return with brand new studio album Time – out May 26th on Warner Music – with whom Mick Hucknall began Simply Red’s musical adventure. Over 12 vivid, heartfelt, life-giving tracks recorded in London with longstanding producer Andy Wright, including first single ‘Better With You’, Time demonstrates an unerring ear for, feel for and passion for songs that move the emotion and the imagination.
With a career spanning 12 studio albums as Simply Red (five of them Number Ones), two solo albums, back-to-back ASCAP Most Performed Song honours (1987 and 1988) for Holding Back The Years, consecutive Brit Awards (1992 and 1993) for Best British Group, a Brit for Best British Male (1993), the 1997 MOBO for Outstanding Achievement, two Ivor Novellos (1992 Songwriter of the Year; 2002 Outstanding Song Collection), and some 60 million album sales, Mick is ready to continue the ride into the next chapter.
Simply Red will celebrate their new studio album with a very special one-off launch show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 5th – their most intimate London show since playing the same venue back in 2005, and their only UK performance this year.
Tickets will go on pre-sale from May 2nd @10.00am. For first access to tickets fans can pre-order Simply Red’s brand new album ‘Time’ via the band’s website www.simplyred.com.
After a stellar 2022 which saw the band perform 73 shows to over 600,000 people across Europe, the band show no sign of slowing down and will also play a host of European Summer shows this year. With more to be announced, the dates will see Simply Red take on summer venues across Europe, performing all of their Greatest Hits and confirming their reputation as one of the great live acts of today.