Tim Burgess Releases Video For “Typical Music”
Tim Burgess, frontman of The Charlatans, singer-songwriter, Tim’s Twitter Listening Party creator and author’s sixth solo LP, TYPICAL MUSIC arrives via Bella Union Records on Friday, September 23, 2022. Produced at Wales’ famed Rockfield Studio by longtime collaborator Daniel O’Sullivan (Grumbling Fur, Sunn O))), Ulver), TYPICAL MUSIC includes the captivating new single and title track, “Typical Music,” available at all DSPs and streaming services, paired with a video, directed by Kevin Godley (Blur).
The pandemic years saw Burgess’s own rambling creative muse in full gear, with new songs emerging at a spectacularly rampant pace. A 22-track double album, TYPICAL MUSIC sees him offering up a collection of original material as expansive and diverse as it is rich, funky, and fun, embracing heartache, love, and free-form studio experimentation through a gamut of musical approaches spanning sparkling psych-pop, sci-fi punk, magic disco, kosmische soul, wiggy electronica, and more.
“OK, we all know about double albums, right?,” says Tim Burgess. “Historically, they’ve been thought of as indulgent. But I came to the conclusion that what I was doing was the opposite of that. I wanted to give people everything that I’d done. Every idea was treated as if it was the best thing and had to be treated with extreme care. I wanted to give everything of myself. That was it.”
Burgess brought his batch of songs to Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, Wales, a storied establishment that held powerful memories for him, including the recording of The Charlatans’ 1997 landmark, TELLIN’ STORIES, an experience irreparably tarnished by the death of the keyboard player Rob Collins in a car crash at the bottom of the lane while making that album. Though Burgess hadn’t properly been back to Rockfield in almost 25 years, he now felt ready to return, this time joined by a pair of truly inspired collaborators in Daniel O’Sullivan, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, producer, and member of his live band, and visionary keyboard/synth wizard Thighpaulsandra (Julian Cope, Coil, Spiritualized).
“I fell in love with the world again,” Burgess says. “During Covid, I read a pile of books, got better on guitar. I had new perspective. I wanted to learn how to be Tim Burgess who makes solo records. People have a vision of me as the singer in The Charlatans. That’s not going to change. Then there’s me as the Twitter guy. But I just fell in love with the world again and wanted the world to take me with them.”
1. Here Comes The Weekend
3. Time That We Call Time
5. Revenge Through Art
6. Kinetic Connection
7. Typical Music
8. Take Me With You
9. After This
10. The Centre Of Me (Is a Symphony Of You)
11. When I See You
12. Magic Rising
13. Tender Hooks
13. Don’t Stay Lost
14. L.O.S.T Lost / Will You Take a Look At My Hand Please
15. A Bloody Nose
16. In May
17. Slacker (Than I’ve Ever Been)
18. View From Above
19. A Quarter To Eight
20. Sooner Than Yesterday
21. Sure Enough
22. What’s Meant For You Won’t Pass By You
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