INTERVIEW: Charlie Burchill on new Simple Minds album ‘Direction of the Heart’

Charlie Burchill - Simple Minds

In episode #106 of The XS Noize Podcast, Mark Millar catches up with Simple Minds guitar maestro Charlie Burchill to talk about their 18th studio album –  Direction of the Heart, released on 21 October.

Direction Of The Heart is Simple Minds’ first album of new material since 2018’s outstanding UK Top 5 album Walk Between Worlds. Throughout its nine tracks, Direction of The Heart finds the band at their most confident, anthemic best on an inspired celebration of life.

In this interview, Charlie Burchill talks about writing and recording the album, his long-lasting friendship with Jim Kerr, career highlights and lots more.

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Direction Of The Heart

1. Vision Thing
2. First You Jump
3. Human Traffic (featuring Russell Mael of Sparks)
4. Who Killed Truth?
5. Solstice Kiss
6. Act Of Love
7. Natural
8. Planet Zero
9. The Walls Came Down (written and originally recorded by The Call)

Direction Of The Heart will be released on 21 October, available on CD, Deluxe CD with two extra tracks and a hardback book, vinyl including coloured vinyl, and cassette.

Bonus tracks on Deluxe edition/s:

1. Direction Of The Heart (Taormina 2022)
2. Wondertimes

Pre-order ‘Direction of the Heart’

INTERVIEW: Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr on new single ‘Act of Love’, the band’s very first performance & more – listen here.

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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