PHILIP SELWAY shares title track from upcoming album ‘Strange Dance’

Philip Selway
Photo credit: Phil Sharp

Philip Selway releases his much-anticipated new album, Strange Dance, on 24th February via Bella Union. Having previously shared videos for the singles “Check For Signs Of Life” and “Picking Up Pieces”, Selway today shares the atmospheric title track from the album.

Commenting on the track Selway says: “Strange Dance had a very long gestation as a song. In its original form, it was the first piece from the album to be written, over 20 years ago. It was also the last song to be completed on the album, with the lyric taking shape in the final recording session. The strange dance I write about refers to the contortions we all perform as we try to balance seemingly irreconcilable elements of our lives, and the relationships that help us navigate this uncertainty.”

Listen to ‘Strange Dance’ – BELOW:

In other news, Selway has announced a number of independent record store appearances for album signings during the week of album release. 24th February will see him visit Resident Records in Brighton for album signings and a Q&A with Bella Union label boss Simon Raymonde. The following day will include signings in Portsmouth (Pie & Vinyl), Oxford (Truck) and Kingston (Banquet Records) before he heads north on 26th February for appearances in Sheffield (Bear Tree), Bingley (Five Rise) and Crash (Leeds). Then on 27th February Selway will perform tracks from the album at London’s Rough Trade East accompanied by The Elysian Collective.

Philip Selway upcoming live dates:

Monday 27th February – London – Rough Trade East

Thursday 4th May – Brussels – Ancienne Belgique Club

Friday 5th May – Paris – Café Del La Danse

Saturday 6th May – Amsterdam – Melkweg

Sunday 7th May – Berlin – Columbia Theater

Tuesday 9th May – Copenhagen – The Koncerthuset Studio 2

Monday 15th May – Glasgow – Oran Mor

Tuesday 16th May – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club

Thursday 18th May – London – Union Chapel

Friday 19th May – Bristol – Thekla

Saturday 20th May – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds

Sunday 21st May – Manchester – Gorilla


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