tindersticks prepare new album Distractions with ‘Man alone (can’t stop the fadin’)’

tindersticks by Julien Bourgeois

tindersticks by Julien Bourgeois

tindersticks have gone long on its first single.

tindersticks are preparing for the release of their new Distractions on February 19th with the 11-minute loop of ‘Man alone (can’t stop the fadin’)’.

“This song was always a journey but I wasn’t expecting it to be such a long one,” Stuart A. Staples comments. “We made a 6 minute version but it felt like it pulled off and stopped half way to its destination.”

“This was the beginning of a long journey in itself, to find the route needed to complete it – probably the biggest challenge a song or piece of music has given us. It was delicate and slippery right up to the final mix, which lasted a week!”

“For me the song has a strange connection to the drum machine, bass guitar and voice combination of ‘Indignant Desert Birds’ – mine and Neils first band when I was 17. It was important to me that the words of the song were not a coherent narrative, but passing thoughts along the way.”

Distractions tracklist:

Man alone (can’t stop the fadin’)
I imagine you
A man needs a maid
Lady with the braid
You’ll have to scream louder
Tue-moi
The bough bends

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