When it came to constructing his new album Jack Cheshire knew he had to get away.
So that's exactly what he did. Secluding himself in isolation, the songwriter sought solace to work on fresh ideas. He explains:
“I put myself in isolation for a few weeks. I approached songwriting as a job and kept certain hours. Got up at half eight, started work at half nine, and finished around seven. I didn't see or speak to anyone for this period. I had the nucleus of an album but the music was in a state of flux so the songs were drafted, redrafted and lived with.”
Produced by Rob Ellis, new album 'Black Light Theatre' is the result. Out early next year, Clash is able to premiere new cut 'Visitations' and it's a curious, idiosyncratic piece of artful pop.
Psychedelic in a very English way, it's a literate return, one imbued with remarkable depth. Tune in now.
Catch the Jack Cheshire Band at The Finsbury, London on November 22nd.