Gruff Rhys Prepares Ambitious New Album

...alongside a book, a film and an app
Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys has always been quick to embrace new technology.

Super Furry Animals released their 2003 album 'Phantom Power' as a DVD, quickly realising that digital developments would afford them more room for expression.

Yet this new project is undoubtedly the songwriter's most ambitious to date. 'American Interior' will inspire an album, a book, a film and an app with Gruff Rhys aiming to tell the tale of John Evans - a farmhand from Snowdonia who in 1792 aimed to locate a lost tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans.

It's a bizarre story, but obviously one close to Rhys' own heart. A film crew followed the songwriter on a road trip as he attempted the journey himself, while the Welsh artist will expand on those themes in a new book.

As if that wasn't enough, the entire thing will be pulled together in a specially commissioned app which breaks even more boundaries.

Gruff Rhys explains more on his blog.

Check out a trailer for the film below.

'American Interior' (the album) will be released on May 5th. Tracklisting:

American Exterior / American Interior / 100 Unread Messages / The Whether (Or Not) / The Last Conquistador / Lost Tribes / Liberty (is where we’ll be) / Allweddellau Allweddol / The Swamp / Iolo / Walk Into The Wilderness / Year Of The Dog / Tiger’s Tale

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