Hot on the heels of the announcement of a UK headline tour that brings him to Edinburgh’s La Belle Angele this February, esteemed songwriter Will Varley has shared new track Statues. You can listen to it here.
Unfurling from its sparse, organ and slide guitar-backed beginnings, Statues explores the push/pull between our past, present and future selves.
Swelling to a fully-fleshed, resonant chorus which posits the idea that time is deceptively static, Statues finds Varley’s songwriting intersecting with ideas of regret and uncertainty, observed with his distinctive lightness of touch.
The track is taken from Varley’s soon-to-be-released fifth album, Spirit Of Minnie, which is released on February 9.
The sound of the Billy Bragg-praised singer coming into his own, Spirit Of Minnie was produced by the talented Cameron McVey (Massive Attack, Portishead, Neneh Cherry) and features the backing of a full band for the first time.
Coinciding with the release of the record, Varley is embarking on a run of UK shows in 2018 – including the aforementioned visit to Edinburgh. You can check out the full UK tour dates below.
UK HEADLINE TOUR
30 January – BIRMINGHAM 02 Institute 3
31 January – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
1 February – LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
2 February – EDINBURGH La Belle Angele
3 February – MANCHESTER Club Academy
6 February – SOUTHAMPTON 1865
7 February – CARDIFF The Globe
8 February – BRISTOL Trinity Centre
9 February – LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire