Hayden Thorpe will release new album 'Diviner' on May 24th.
The singer launched his solo account earlier in the year, promising that something more in depth was around the corner.
The material on new album 'Diviner' was composed after the dissolution of Wild Beasts, and it sketches out the empty spaces he found in his life.
“My adulthood was based on a certain belief system, a band, a family. When it shifted entirely, I had a ghost I had to find a new haunt for,” Hayden notes.
“I believe in the medicinal properties of songs. I believe in their healing properties,” he says. “Songs defy time, they don’t erode or denature, they come with you and reform anew in your mind as and when you need them.”
“I broke up with myself. So this is a break-up album, but not about a relationship. It’s a break-up from a past self, it’s a breakup from the old idea of yourself and therefore every relationship, of all kinds, that you’ve ever had.”
Out on May 24th, 'Diviner' is preceded by gorgeous new solo cut 'Love Crimes' featuring a soaring Hayden vocal and a tender, evocative arrangement.
A riveting performance, you can check it out below.
In My Name
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