Last week, we featured The Horrors with 'Weighed Down', but we love the album so much we want to share it all with you. Introducing The Horrors with their fifth studio album ‘V’ via Wolf Tone /Caroline Australia. 'V’ shows the group at the peak of their powers, exhibiting a freedom and sense of exploration that feels truly liberating.
“It is a risk,” says Faris Badwan discussing the band’s bold refusal to stand still. “But life isn’t much fun without risk. It’s the antithesis of being creative if you know what you’re going to be doing every time.”
The album was first previewed by the single ‘Machine’ which sees the group at their majestic, imperial best, although the ten tracks on the album are so diverse that when the final song and future single ‘Something To Remember Me By’ appears to channel dance, trance and ‘80s pop genres it feels like both the most natural thing in the musical world and also the most surprising.
Keyboardist Tom Furse continues: “It’s natural, if you do see yourself as an artist, to progress and not play it safe. Bowie pre-empted the modern condition of not being able to stay in one place for very long, and I get frustrated with bands who stay still. Because then it does become a career.”
The album artwork comes from talented VFX artist and director Erik Ferguson, who is known for his abstract and intriguing creative vision.
‘V’ was recorded in London with producer Paul Epworth, who has worked with FKA Twigs, Lorde, Rihanna, Adele, London Grammar, Florence and theMachine, Coldplay, U2 and Paul McCartney, amongst many others.
‘V’ is the sound of a band making undoubtedly the most expansive and progressive music of their careers.
Formed in 2005, The Horrors are Faris Badwan (lead vocals), Tom Furse (keyboards, synthesizer), Joshua Third (guitar), Joe Spurgeon (drums), Rhys Webb (bass).
'V' TRACK LISTING
PRESS ENTER TO EXIT
TWO WAY MIRROR
IT’S A GOOD LIFE
SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY