Johnny Borrell has today announced details of his debut solo album 'Borrell 1' which will be released on July 22ndthrough Stiff Records/Virgin EMI. The album is Johnny's first studio album for five years.
'Borrell 1' was originally recorded on a four track recorder by Johnny and a group of musicians including Razorlight bass player Freddie Stitz, Brazilian saxophonist Joao Mello and Darren Berry. After debuting the songs live Johnny decided to re-record them in London with legendary producer Trevor Horn.
On the album Johnny said,
"The music just came very naturally. It's an album that was born in the spirit of a party, and the arrangements for the songs come from that atmosphere."
The album is a stripped back collection of songs that have a true party spirit. The lead single 'Pan-European Supermodel Song (Oh! Gina)' is an infectious love story whilst tracks such as 'Dahlia Allegro' captures the energy and essence behind the album.
The debut single 'Pan-European Supermodel Song (Oh! Gina)' will be made available on June 4th via iTunes and other digital retailers, it will have it's debut radio play on Monday 3rd June. Limited signed copies of the album are available to pre-order here: http://po.st/SignedBorrell1
Johnny and his band who go under the name 'Zazou', last week announced a series of small club shows to preview the new album. Johnny Borrell & Zazou start the tour in Southampton at The Cellar on June 11th and will play intimate shows in Aldershot, Bristol, York, Birmingham and Leicester before performing at the iconic 100 Club in London on June 18th.
Full track listing:
1. Power To The Woman
2. Joshua Amrit
3. Pan-European Supermodel Song (Oh! Gina)
4. Ladder To Your Bed
5. Dahlia Rondo
6. Cyrano Masochiste
7. We Cannot Overthrow
8. Each And Every Road
9. Wild Today
10. Dahlia Allegro
11. Erotic Letter
Tues 11th June Southampton, The Cellar
Wed 12th June Aldershot, West End Centre
Thurs 13th June Bristol, Louisiana
Fri 14th June York, Fibbers
Sun 16th June Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Mon 17th June Leicester, Lock 42
Tues 18th June London, 100 Club