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Hayden Thorpe announces second solo album

By | Published on Wednesday 7 July 2021

Hayden Thorpe

Former Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe has announced that he will release his second solo album, ‘Moondust For My Diamond’, this autumn. Wanna know what he’s going for sound-wise this time? Well, he’s also released the album’s first single, ‘The Universe Is Always Right’.

The album, he says, was inspired by “the meeting point between science and religion, the grand struggle for reality that shapes so much of our time. What about nature? What about the cosmos? What about all these things that break through the tyranny of the self? Our sense organs bring the world inside of us after all, I just had to sing it back out. I was enchanted again with the mystery of science and how I might speak from the heart in an age where metric is gospel”.

So there you go. The album will be out on 15 Oct, and Thorpe will preview some of his new material at two live shows the same month. He’ll play the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal on 9 Oct and Chats Palace in London on 15 Oct. He’ll also be supporting Jon Hopkins on tour in November.

Watch the video for ‘The Universe Is Always Right’ here