Jah Wobble is set to release a new solo album of eight brand new songs on his own eponymously titled label on the 7th of December 2018.
‘Beating Butterfly Wings’, the follow up to his recent and acclaimed ‘Dream World’ record, features a collection of tracks that lyrically tackle(sometimes with tongue in cheek) subjects and situations that are the nature of mind, the post modern age and what it is to be human.
Although recorded over the last few months in his home studio, some of the songs collected here originated from poems that were written by the legendary bass player around the time of the global financial crash of ten years ago. ‘The Iron Lady Got Rust’ in particular looks back to a time which saw Thatcher impose UK banking deregulation and the free market political and economic attitudes that led to the crash and subsequently to modern day austerity and Brexit.
‘The Butterfly Effect’ examines the interdependence of all phenomena and names checks amongst others; Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Bjork, Joe Strummer, Stephen Spielberg, Casanova and Ringo Star and ‘I love your Accent’ is Wobble’s humorous look at returning to his birthplace in London’s East End and staying a night in the area’s first five star hotel in Bethnal Green.
Released on limited edition vinyl, CD and available digitally, ‘Beating Butterfly Wings’ is a heartfelt collection of words and sounds that captures themusical craft and lyrical expertise synonymous with a man that’s enjoyed a career spanning over forty years. Although very much a solo recording, the album also features his long time Invaders Of The Heart band mates; Marc Layton-Bennett (percussion & drums), George King (keyboards), Sean Corby (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Martin Chung (guitar).
Album Track Listing:
01. ‘The Butterfly Effect’
02. ‘Mind In Turmoil’
03. ‘Sacred Tweets/ Votive Candles’
04. ‘The Barest Few Words
05. ‘Humans Are Full Of It’
06. ‘The Iron Lady Got Rust’
07. ‘The Post Modern Age’ (innit a laugh?)
08’ ‘I Love Your Accent, where are you from?
Jah Wobble and his aforementioned band of The Invaders Of The Heart will travel to Canada and the States for two rare live dates in October. They play The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on the 24th of the month followed by a show at Elsewhere in New York on the 26th of October – their special guest on the later night will be American music innovator Bill Laswell.