Mick Harvey has completed work on new album 'FOUR (Acts of Love)', which is set to be released via Mute on April 29th.
Mick Harvey does things his own way. A mainstays in the Bad Seeds for years, the Australian artist has continued to tread his own path ever since.
Recently teaming up with PJ Harvey to work on 'Let England Shake' Harvey is now set to focus on his solo work. Typically, his next move may be one of his most complex, ambitious documents yet.
'FOUR (Acts of Love)' is a concept album focussing on romantic love. A song cycle, it is divided into three acts with each section containing four songs. Intriguing, Mick Harvey matches his own compositions against a series of covers.
Alongside PJ Harvey (‘Glorious’) the Australian artist has worked on interpretations of The Saints’ ‘The Story of Love’, Van Morrison’s ‘The Way Young Lovers Do’, Exuma’s ‘Summertime in New York’ and Roy Orbison’s ‘Wild Hearts (Run Out of Time)’.
Recorded at Grace Lane, North Melbourne and Atlantis Sound, Melbourne, 'FOUR (Acts Of Love)' features contributions from Rosie Westbrook on double bass and JP Shilo on guitar and violin.
Act 1 - SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK
1. Praise the Earth (Wheels of Amber and Gold)
3. Midnight on the Ramparts
4. Summertime in New York
5. Where There's Smoke (before)
Act 2 - THE STORY OF LOVE
6. God Made the Hammer
7. I Wish That I Were Stone
8. The Way Young Lovers Do
9. A Drop, An Ocean
10. The Story of Love
Act 3 - WILD HEARTS RUN OUT OF TIME
11. Where There's Smoke (after)
12. Wild Hearts
13. Fairy Dust
14. Praise the Earth (An Ephemeral Play)