Jack Garratt has returned with details of his second album, ‘Love, Death & Dancing’.
Due to be released on 29th May via Island Records, the news follows lead single 'Time' getting an airing as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1 last night - his first new music since 2016's 'Phase' LP.
“I wrote this album as someone - and for anyone - who likes dancing but doesn’t necessarily want to go out on a Saturday," he explains. "It’s dance music for people who don’t want to go out."
“The album was written from the point of view of someone who has a functioning sadness,” he adds, “who has had his day-to-day depressions and anxieties that have influenced the decisions he’s made. The album is about that functionality, that day-to-day battle, conversation, tug of war.
"We’re making a film at the moment, to go with the whole album. The premise of it is that it’s me in the back rooms of my mental health, on my own, interpreting the album. The one thing it needs to do is for the very last shot to be exactly the same as the opening shot. Because this battle in my head is cyclical, infinite; it’s a line of consistency, a time loop that’s just going round and round and round.
“I think this is the first time I’ve felt proud of the songs I’ve made. I wrote this album as someone - and for anyone - who likes dancing but doesn’t necessarily want to go out on a Saturday. It’s dance music for people who don’t want to go out! And that’s the music that I love: music that doesn’t care if you’re standing up or sitting down. It’s going to give it to you either way.”
The release will be accompanied by a February-March tour, including two shows at London's Earth, on 9th and 10th March:
18 Deaf Institute, Manchester
19 The Caves, Edinburgh
20 Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
22 Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
23 Thekla, Bristol
2 Paradiso-Noord, Amsterdam
3 Theatre Les Etoiles, Paris
4 Orangerie-Botqniue, Brussels
6 Helios 37, Cologne
7 Silent Green, Berlin
9 EartH, London
10 EartH, London