Steven James Adams has announced details of the release of his debut solo album. House Music will be released through The State 51 Conspiracy on Monday September 1st 2014.
The track listing of the 10-track album is as follows:
1. Drinking From The River
2. How We Get Through
3. Man Down
4. Tears Of Happiness
5. A Singer In A Band
6. I Can Change
7. The Volunteer
8. Fall Off The Roof
9. Wandering Hands
10. Get Over Yourself
Recorded primarily at Steven's house in Walthamstow, London with further sessions taking place at co-producer Neil Rogers' Cambridge studio and elsewhere, House Music draws on a wealth of influences without ever sounding second-hand.
House Music was originally conceived as a stripped-back home recording, but soon grew into something more textured and far-reaching, showcasing both Adams's songwriting prowess and his perceptive lyrics. The cover features an original work by acclaimed artist Dan Hillier.
With musical contributions from Vancouver 's JUNO award-winning Dan Mangan, rising stars John Smith and Emily Barker, Justin Young of The Vaccines and Scottish musical luminaries Martin Green (from three-time BBC Folk Award winners Lau) and Inge Thomson and more, the resulting record is ambitious, beautifully conceived and graceful.
He says of House Music "I've had such a good time doing this. It was an opportunity to make music exactly the way I wanted, with people I love dearly and no compromises. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out".
House Music is Steven's first 'solo' album. He started out in 2001 as frontman and principal songwriter in the much-lauded Broken Family Band - who released seven albums over the course of eight years - and more recently released two albums with his band Singing Adams.
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