Richard Ashcroft Shares ‘Born To Be Strangers’

New album 'Natural Rebel' is due on October 19th...

Richard Ashcroft has shared new single 'Born To Be Strangers' – tune in now.

The songwriter's new album 'Natural Rebel' is incoming, and it finds the Verve frontman working on what he calls "my strongest set of songs to date".

Out on October 19th, Richard Ashcroft comments: “With experience comes knowledge and for me this is my strongest set of songs to date. All my favourite sounds distilled into something that will hopefully give my fans lasting pleasure. It is for them. Music is power.”

New song 'Born To Be Strangers' is online now – opening with a pared back beat, the grinding guitars underpin that trademark vocal.

He says: "This record has more guitar playing on it than the last. We’ve reached the point where the guitar has to do something if you’re gonna play it. It’s got to move you in some way. It doesn’t have to be intricate or muso, it just has to have soul."

Tune in now.

Richard Ashcroft's upcoming UK shows sold out within minutes:

26 Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
28 Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
29 Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
31 Manchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT

2 London Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT

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